Financial Controller Advice

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

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.

Financial Controller in Tulsa:
"How Much Overtime And Lack Of Ability To Take Time Off."
Have someone that has at least some cross-training so you can take a decent vacation.

Financial Controller in Bakersfield:
"Questions To Ask Regarding Fringe Compensation."
Ask about fringe compensation and the different types available.

Financial Controller in Green Bay:
"Learning Never Ends."
College proves to the employer that you can learn. It won't teach you everything you need on the job. Be prepared to keep learning. Learn about the industry you're going into, it might be different than what you learned in school. Learn about the company, it's competition, the region, the culture. Many people say 'always be yourself', but remember, that everyone is different and you have to be aware of how others react, so being yourself in every situation may not be the best. Oh, and don't forget to keep learning.