Financial Controller Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Financial Controller?

March 2015
"Beware of workload of a publicly traded corporation."
Financial Controller:
Working in Canada for a European publicly traded corporation is almost double the work to meet budgets & reporting deadlines. Foreign exchange and European expectations very demanding. While position is interesting, there are lots of factors that don't allow for current growth of the company and it's employees.
May 2015
"HOW MUCH THAT WAS INVOLVED WITH DAY TO DAY FINANCES."
Financial Controller:
TO ENSURE YOU HAVE GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ALL FINANCES ASPECTS ON PURCHASE/SALES/BANK RECS/VAT ETC.
May 2015
"The devil is in the details!"
Financial Controller:
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.
May 2015
"My job."
Financial Controller:
Pros: The challenges and constantly changing responsibilities.
Cons: The stress of handling it all myself.
June 2015
"WORK HARD TO BE RECONIZED."
Financial Controller:
TEAM PLAYER, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.
June 2015
"Knowledgeable, managing, communication skill is essential."
Financial Controller:
Accounting Standard knowledge, GST, Tax regulation, financial analysis skill is upmost important in carry out the jobs. People management is essential to keep and move the finance team to achieve KPIs in Finance team and also the co. As a whole. Integrity, continuous improvement, team work is a key criteria for success.
June 2015
"Oversee 5M company from start to finish."
Financial Controller:
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.
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