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Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (United States)

Pay for Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K annually. Final cash compensation to Assistant Financial Controllers varies from around $41K to approximately $101K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $11K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Assistant Financial Controllers (65 percent) are female. Most Assistant Financial Controllers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (?
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$43,247 - $93,421
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MEDIAN: $63,623
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Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (?
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$13.04 - $34.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,247 - $93,421  
   
Bonus
$149.16 - $14,460  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,070  
Commission
$20.00 - $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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$40,800 - $100,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $34.74  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $37.85  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$149.16 - $14,460  
   
Commission
$20.00 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,070  
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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$40,800 - $100,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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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There are some Assistant Financial Controllers — though it's uncommon — that transition into VPs of Finance, where earnings are typically $136K annually. However, becoming a Financial Controller or Assistant Controller is a more frequent transition for Assistant Financial Controllers.

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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, Windows Operating System General Use, and Financial Applications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable. Most people familiar with 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.
Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $53K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $67K. On average, Assistant Financial Controllers make $71K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $64K. Assistant Financial Controllers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$63,000
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For Assistant Financial Controllers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Assistant Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+21 percent) and Chicago (+13 percent).

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

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$63,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

Financial Reporting
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Financial Applications
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$63,000
Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%