Financial Controller Salary in the United States

How much does a Financial Controller make in the United States? The average Financial Controller salary in the United States is $196,000 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $160,400 and $235,400. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

The Financial Controller establishes and maintains the organization's overall accounting systems, procedures, and policies. Leads and directs an organization's accounting functions. Being a Financial Controller presents findings and recommendations to management. Directs all analysis and reporting of financial information including budgets, planning, and required filings and reports. In addition, Financial Controller requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Typically requires CPA.Typically reports to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Financial Controller manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head. (Copyright 2019

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