Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $102K per year, median earnings come to $64K annually. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Assistant Financial Controllers spread between $40K and $102K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. There are more female Assistant Financial Controllers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. Most Assistant Financial Controllers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,869 - $97,493
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,342
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$13.24 - $35.81
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$13
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,869 - $97,493  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,527  
Profit Sharing
$715 - $11,454  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$40,186 - $101,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 913
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $35.81  
   
Overtime
$17.38 - $38.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,527  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$715 - $11,454  
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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$40,186 - $101,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Finance. The average VP of Finance brings home $136K per year. An Assistant Financial Controller often moves on to become a Financial Controller or an Assistant Controller.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Survey takers working as Assistant Financial Controllers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Financial Applications, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable. Most people experienced in 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Assistant Financial Controllers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Assistant Financial Controllers report making only $64K on average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries


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

Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%
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