What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Financial Controller in Fremont:
"Get in writing retirement plans."
Get your employment contract in writing when dealing with a small business.
Financial Controller in New York:
We all know going into the profession that we need to have technical skills to succeed. The soft skills are the biggest area that I did not anticipate.
The controller will interact with all levels of management and all departments as well as manage a team. Soft skills are absolutely critical, so hone them will working your way up.
Financial Controller in Boise:
"Accounting as a career."
If you are thinking of going into Accounting/Finance or you are a recent college grad, know that this it is a lifetime of learning & developing skills. Every single business requires some type of accounting. It is fun to learn new industries & see how the accounting/finance world changes with the needs of the business. If you are not detail-minded this is not a career for you. It can be tedious & monotonous at times, but I find the fun in just about everything, so I look for challenges. It is exciting to find something that was missing, not balanced or input incorrectly. It gives you a sense of accomplishment.
Financial Controller in Dallas:
"I want to skip this section."
I really don't want to fill out this section, but I have to in order to complete this questionnaire.
Financial Controller in Lyndhurst:
"Want to be a Controller."
Start your career in a public CPA firm. It's very difficult to move backwards once you are on this career path and many TOP companies are looking for that experience.