Financial Controller Advice
Q: What is it like working as a Financial Controller?
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.
Financial Controller in Chicago:
Be Content. Work efficient and effective. Pre proactive not reactive.
Financial Controller in Williamsport:
The reality of the job is that you need to be willing to work hard and keep persistent until you find the correct answers. Do not let anyone tell you that it is close enough or looks right until you are completely satisfied with the results.
Financial Controller in Buffalo:
Hard work, honesty and full knowledge of all aspects os Accounting.
Financial Controller in Braintree:
"Oversee 5M company from start to finish."
You must be able to wear all hats involved in the accounting area. This is a small company be prepared for the owners to ask you if its okay to spend money. They expect you to have total knowledge of all the dollars within the company. When to spend when not to spend, when to have a price increase. What Holiday bonus should be paid out. Etc.
Financial Controller in Birmingham:
Pros: The challenges and constantly changing responsibilities.
Cons: The stress of handling it all myself.
Financial Controller in Santa Cruz:
"The devil is in the details!"
Get to know excel, it will become your best friend. I could not do my job without my extensive knowledge of excel and the various applications. Also, listen to what people need from you...particularly the details. Also communicate and be quick to follow up. Be clear about your expectations and when you go above and beyond, make sure the upper management makes a note of it.