The majority of Assistant Financial Controllers in the United States — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $105K per year, and the median is $67K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $14K and $11K, respectively — total cash payment to Assistant Financial Controllers can bottom out near $41K or peak near $105K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Assistant Financial Controllers survey respondents are women (73 percent). Work is enjoyable for Assistant Financial Controllers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$42,602 - $102,038
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$43K
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$100K
MEDIAN: $66,625
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$14.43 - $31.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,602 - $102,038  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $14,486  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,200  
Total Pay (?
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$40,665 - $104,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 398
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $31.97  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $36.24  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$496.65 - $14,486  
   
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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$40,665 - $104,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Finance. The latter position pays an average of $138K annually. 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 results imply that Assistant Financial Controllers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Financial Applications, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Month-End Close as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Payroll Administration also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Financial Analysis also know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $53K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $66K. Assistant Financial Controllers see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Assistant Financial Controllers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,861

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

Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assistant Financial Controllers, 43 percent above the national average. Assistant Financial Controllers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+36 percent), New York (+27 percent), Portland (+27 percent), and San Francisco (+25 percent). Assistant Financial Controllers in Miami make 36 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Louisville and Salt Lake City (14 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Controller (Financial) Salaries


Financial Applications
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Microsoft Excel
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Financial Reporting
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$66,000

Microsoft Office
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General Ledger Accounting
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Month-End Close
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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