Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

The majority of Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States — more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $104K per year, and the median is $65K annually. Total cash compensation to Assistant Financial Controllers approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $104K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,276 - $99,377
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $65,258
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$12.83 - $31.31
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,276 - $99,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,757  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $10,716  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$39,856 - $103,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 770
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $31.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,757  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $10,716  
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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$39,856 - $103,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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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At the upper end, Assistant Financial Controllers who move into a VP of Finance role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for VPs of Finance is a much higher $137K per year. 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 Reporting, Financial Applications, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Payroll Administration. The majority of those who know Accounts Payable also know Financial Reporting.

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 $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $68K. Assistant Financial Controllers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Assistant Financial Controllers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $67K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Financial Applications
0%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%


Accounting
up arrow 6%




Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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