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Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary

Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $102K per year, median earnings come to $64K per year. In the world of Assistant Financial Controllers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $11K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $102K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Assistant Financial Controllers (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,023 - $96,996
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,297
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$13.29 - $35.95
(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
$43,023 - $96,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,980  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $11,224  
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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$40,416 - $101,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,082
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.29 - $35.95  
   
Overtime
$17.30 - $38.31  
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
$0.00 - $12,980  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $11,224  
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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$40,416 - $101,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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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 sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Finance. That role pays $136K per year on average. Moving from an Assistant Financial Controller to Financial Controller or Assistant Controller is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Controller (Financial)


Assistant Financial Controllers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, Financial Applications, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Receivable, Quickbooks, and Accounts Payable. It is often found that people who know Accounts Payable are also skilled in Financial Reporting.

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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $64K.

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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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Financial Applications
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

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 305 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%