How much does a Controller make in Washington, DC? The average Controller salary in Washington, DC is $251,272 as of December 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $212,017 and $295,918. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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DC International - Washington, DC

Divisional Controller - Corporate

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Job Description for Controller

Controller leads and directs an organization's accounting functions. Establishes and maintains the organization's overall accounting systems, procedures, and policies. Being a Controller directs all analysis and reporting of financial information including budgets, planning, and required filings and reports. Presents findings and recommendations to management. Additionally, Controller typically requires CPA. Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Typically reports to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The 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 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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