A comptroller holds a high-level management position overseeing a company's accounting policies and procedures. He or she ensures proper financial reporting in accordance with accounting policies, and this individual often analyzes various budgets and forecasts for accuracy as well. Additionally, the comptroller works with accounting managers to help ensure that all of a company’s procedures adhere to standard accounting practices. He or she may coordinate and perform regular audits for departments within their company to help maintain financial integrity and best practices.
Comptroller (Financial) Tasks
Complete account invoices, process incoming and outgoing payments, and review payroll and benefits.
Handle an office’s finances, prepare budgets, oversee accounts and statements, generate cost analysis reports, and perform analysis.
Create and maintain a government agency or office’s financial policies, procedures, and reporting systems.
Ensure that financial records are kept accurately and according to both internal and government regulations.