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Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Close to one-half of Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $102K per year, and the average comes out to $64K annually. Total cash compensation for Assistant Financial Controllers runs from $40K to $102K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $13K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. More than half of Assistant Financial Controllers (67 percent) survey participants are women. The majority of Assistant Financial Controllers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,893 - $97,575
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $64,371
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$13.07 - $36.13
(Median)
$13
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,893 - $97,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,232  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $11,687  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$40,074 - $102,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,024
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $36.13  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $38.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,232  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $11,687  
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).
)
$40,074 - $102,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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

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

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 $136K annually. It is not uncommon for an Assistant Financial Controller to continue on to become a Financial Controller or an Assistant Controller.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Assistant Financial Controllers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Financial Applications, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable. Those educated in Accounts Payable tend to be well versed in Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Controller (Financial)

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $67K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Financial Controllers make a median salary of $71K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $65K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries


Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Financial Applications
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%
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