Financial Controller Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Financial Controller in San Luis Obispo:
Get your systems and controls in order. Make sure your staff understand the importance of their work including timing and detail.

Financial Controller in Atlanta:
"More responsibilities than when initially hired."
Many deadlines when you are responsible for all aspects of accounting; high stress but rewarding job.

Financial Controller in Phoenix:
"It's a Good Living But You Won't Get Rich."
Work for a large publicly traded company and network as much as possible.

Financial Controller in New York:
"Know the details."
Be organized and be detail oriented. It helps to also have a very good memory.

Financial Controller in Altoona:
"Company had better direction for the position."

Financial Controller in West Chester:
Always be willing to take on new responsibilities, be a cheerleader for your employees and company, understand that accounting can be interuptive and the more you know about the business, the better you can do your job.

Financial Controller in West Palm Beach:
"Work/Life Balance."
Learn to be a good trainer and to delegate wisely.