Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Assistant Financial Controllers. Salaries average out to around $66K annually and spread from $41K to $104K per year. In the world of Assistant Financial Controllers, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $104K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $11K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Assistant Financial Controllers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Assistant Financial Controllers survey respondents are women (73 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,073 - $100,732
$43K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,100
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$14.41 - $32.08
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MEDIAN: $20.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,073 - $100,732  
   
Bonus
$506 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,275  
Total Pay (?
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$40,740 - $104,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $32.08  
   
Overtime
$20.93 - $37.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$506 - $15,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,275  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,740 - $104,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Assistant Controller (Financial)

An assistant controller is responsible for managing the finances of an organization. Usually reporting to a controller, the assistant controller is part of a supervisory team that oversees an organization's accounting and bookkeeping. Assistant controllers are needed in any large organization that has a significant budget. Jobs for assistant controllers can be found in private industry, as well as in federal, state, and city governments, in hospitals and clinics, and in non-profit organizations.

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Assistant Controller (Financial) Tasks

  • Assist in the preparation and reporting of financial statements for an organization.
  • Review and edit statements to align with business requirements and industry standards.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Controller (Financial)


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Assistant Financial Controllers who go on to become VPs of Finance may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for VPs of Finance is $139K annually. It is not unusual for an Assistant Financial Controller to become a Financial Controller or an Assistant Controller.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Applications, Financial Reporting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Quickbooks. Those proficient in Financial Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $72K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,734

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Financial Controllers, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Financial Controllers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+36 percent), Rockville (+31 percent), Chicago (+31 percent), and Portland (+29 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Assistant Financial Controller's salary, with Miami Assistant Financial Controllers earning salaries that are 36 percent less than the national average. Workers in Louisville and Salt Lake City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$66,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

General Ledger Accounting
▼3%


Month-End Close
▼6%


▼9%


Accounting
▼9%

Payroll Administration
▼9%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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