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Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (United States)

Median pay for Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States is around $64K annually. In the world of Assistant Financial Controllers, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $101K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $13K and $11K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Assistant Financial Controllers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (?
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$43,349 - $94,735
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MEDIAN: $64,379
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Assistant Controller (Financial) Salary (?
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$12.77 - $35.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,349 - $94,735  
   
Bonus
$96.43 - $13,145  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $10,725  
Commission
$-0.49 - $2,017  
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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$40,571 - $100,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $35.11  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $37.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$96.43 - $13,145  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $2,017  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $10,725  
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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$40,571 - $100,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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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While not commonly seen, Assistant Financial Controllers who transition into a VP of Finance position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for VPs of Finance is $136K per year. With an annual salary of $77K, Financial Controller is the most common role for Assistant Financial Controllers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Assistant Controller role — which usually pays $63K — is also typical for Assistant Financial Controllers, though less common by comparison.

Assistant Controller (Financial) Job Listings

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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 Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $68K. Assistant Financial Controllers bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $66K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$64,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assistant Financial Controllers, 37 percent above the national average. Assistant Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+20 percent) and Houston (+18 percent).

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

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$64,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 394 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%