Average Financial Controller with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Financial Controller with General Ledger Accounting skills is $81,184.
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$54k - $128k

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Job Description for Financial Controller

Financial Controller Tasks
  • Ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to support the financial infrastructure.
  • Present financial reporting and potential risk areas to senior management.
  • Oversee accounting, financial reporting, analysis and preparation of the consolidated financial statements, including schedules for tax compliance.
The top respondents for the job title Financial Controller are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), National Association of Manufacturers and Abc Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at National Association of Manufacturers where the average pay is $122,810. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Reischling Press Inc and Oregon Education Association, earning around $111,390 and $90,733, respectively. Superior Bowen Asphalt Company pays the lowest at around $61,000. Earnhardt's and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,000 and $69,622, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Financial Controller

Skills in Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis and Budgeting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Controller

An entry-level Financial Controller with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,995 based on 44 salaries. An early career Financial Controller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,626 based on 929 salaries. A mid-career Financial Controller with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,024 based on 1,391 salaries. An experienced Financial Controller with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,492 based on 2,473 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,910.
Employees with Financial Controller in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 33.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (30.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (18.5% more).

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