Business Unit Controller Salary (United States)

A Business Unit Controller earns an average salary of $88,763 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Forecasting, SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO), Financial Analysis, and Budget Management.
Business Unit Controller Total Pay (?
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$51,918 - $128,377
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MEDIAN: $88,762
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Business Unit Controller Total Pay (?
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$15.57 - $40.06
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,918 - $128,377  
   
Bonus
$1,485 - $25,005  
Profit Sharing
$820 - $25,055  
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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$52,942 - $146,173  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 542
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $40.06  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,485 - $25,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$820 - $25,055  
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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$52,942 - $146,173  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 542
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Job Description for Business Unit Controller

A business unit controller is an executive tasked with overseeing the operation's financial accounting and reporting. They typically have the entire accounting department of a company under their supervision and are expected to manage it in a manner that conforms to standard practices. Additionally, business unit controllers sign off on the financial reporting of an organization and must make sure that all reporting is as accurate and reliable as possible. Additionally, the controller normally sets up routine auditing systems to ensure everyone adheres to organizational standards.
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Business Unit Controller Tasks
  • Work for organization-wide compliance with financial controls and audits.
  • Gather, analyze, and reconcile financial data, communicating, and disseminating results.
  • Lead financial planning and analysis for the business unit, reviewing balance sheets for accuracy and correctness.
  • Model financial performance and goals to inform strategic plans.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$97,000
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Experience Affects Business Unit Controller Salaries

National Average
$97,000

Skills That Affect Business Unit Controller Salaries

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
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Accounting
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$97,000

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Gender

Female
38%
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Male
62%
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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