Financial Controller Salary (United States)

A Financial Controller earns an average salary of $74,360 per year. A skill in Senior Financial Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Financial Controller Total Pay (?
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$49,033 - $111,338
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MEDIAN: $74,359
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Financial Controller Total Pay (?
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$15.34 - $46.81
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,033 - $111,338  
   
Bonus
$255.15 - $19,779  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $10,140  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,000  
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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$48,640 - $120,669  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $46.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$255.15 - $19,779  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,000  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $10,140  
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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$48,640 - $120,669  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,319
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Job Description for Financial Controller

The position of financial controller, or comptroller, involves managing financial departments of a company. These departments can include the accounting department, budget department, audit department, and any other finance-related departments. Financial controllers have many responsibilities, such as producing critical financial reports, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and financial prospectuses. They must also prepare reports that predict the financial performance of a company over time. Any paperwork that needs to be done for federal and state regulatory agencies is completed and submitted by the financial controller.
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Financial Controller Tasks
  • Ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to support the financial infrastructure.
  • Present financial reporting and potential risk areas to senior management.
  • Oversee accounting, financial reporting, analysis and preparation of the consolidated financial statements, including schedules for tax compliance.

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$76,000
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Financial Controller Reviews

What is it like working as a Financial Controller?
Financial Controller in Washington:
"Understanding The Economics Of Higher Education."
Pros: My job is very challenging in an assortment of categories, Human Resources: staffing (making sure competent personnel are hired for many different areas of our business), setting policies and procedures(writing up the company policy guide for our specific business location), ck payroll before sent up to corporate for processing, etc. Financial Controller: keeping track of inventory that is perishable(foods) vs. Inventory of Capital expenditures and small tools(10000s of pcs) how well the individual depts. Are doing actual costs vs. Budget, determining why discrepancies occur to better manage next event, flash report after each event(quick overview of how Legends performed monetarily vs budget & staffing of event. A/R, A/P, Spreadsheets for each event cost to budget, close financials each month. Assist with oversight of operations on event days to ensure quality control.
Cons: Inconsistency of management, inability of upper mgmt. To understand, what can & does go wrong at the individual accounts, especially, when the error began with upper mgmt. Not having a clear delineation of who is reporting to whom(currently, I have to explain the same problems to the Asst GM & GM at my site, the Regional Mgr, my Corp Controller who is at Corp HQ & reports to the VP of Finance, the Exec Regional Mgr and possibly to the President of the company). This is a very difficult situation for me to know where I should report certain types of problems(cost overruns in the kitchen vs non-compliance w Corp policy vs an employee screaming at me because they didn't get the raise they were promised in their pay because I was not notified by the individual granting the bump in pay. This also inhibits communication of any ideas to help resolve problems & quickly implementing them, because too many people are focusing on the problems. No standard in Corp policy for purchase orders.

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Experience Affects Financial Controller Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Financial Controller Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Budget Management
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Budgeting
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$76,000
Financial Applications
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Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 15%
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