Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Assistant Financial Controllers. Salaries average out to around $66K per year and spread from $41K to $103K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Assistant Financial Controllers spread between $41K and $103K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Financial Controllers making up 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,563 - $101,118
$43K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,039
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$14.41 - $33.92
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$34
MEDIAN: $20.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,563 - $101,118  
   
Bonus
$510 - $14,933  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,200  
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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$40,618 - $103,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $33.92  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $36.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$510 - $14,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,200  
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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$40,618 - $103,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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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 $139K per year. An Assistant Financial Controller may also move into a role as a Financial Controller or an Assistant Controller.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Assistant Financial Controllers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Applications, Financial Reporting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Month-End Close, Windows Operating System General Use, and Accounts Payable. For most people, competency in Financial Analysis indicates knowledge of 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $67K. Assistant Financial Controllers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,102

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

With a pay rate for Assistant Financial Controllers that is 46 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Assistant Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+35 percent), Rockville (+31 percent), Portland (+29 percent), and Chicago (+26 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Assistant Financial Controllers in Lansing earning a whopping 39 percent below the national average. Workers in Miami and Louisville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (36 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Assistant Controller (Financial)

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$66,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries





National Average
$66,000


General Ledger Accounting
▼5%


▼9%

Accounting
▼9%

Payroll Administration
▼10%




Month-End Close
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
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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