The world of aren’t looked after properly.
So if you find numbers so easy you and you’re looking to step up in the financial sector, then a career as a financial controller awaits you…
So, what will I actually be doing?
The role of a financial overseeing the accounts department and making sure everything runs smoothly.
While you’ll have a team ensuring smooth running of the company’s financial department and your daily to-do list will feature some or all of the following:
- Analysis of the books
- Reporting to management
- Producing accounts
- Monitoring the performance of the department
- Overseeing all tax and regulatory/compliance issues
- Contributing to financial strategy
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The finer details…
You’ll be expected to the role is office based, controllers will spend plenty stuck behind your desk.
Many financial controllers have their eye on the top job of financial director but this role can open doors in a variety of managerial positions, including chief executive.
Money, money, money
Starting salaries for With several years experience you can expect to be bringing in as much as £50k to £100k.
The good points…
Do this job well plenty of respect and a very healthy annual income.
…and the bad
If the business take of making some difficult financial decisions.
It’s also not looking for flexible working, financial to take on a considerable amount of responsibility, so part-time roles are unusual.
Is there study involved?
As a senior-level role with bags of responsibility, financial controllers usually related subject such as maths, economics or business, plus applicants the following bodies:
- Association Accountants (ACCA)
- Chartered Institute Accountants (CIMA)
- Institute of Chartered England and Wales (ICAEW)
The Institute also run training for qualified accountants looking managerial roles.
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OK, I’m interested… But is it really the job for me?
You’ll need to be making senior-level decisions as part of this job.
Acting as the department and senior management, you need to be a it also helps if you have:
- Lots of energy and motivation
- Multitasking skills
- Good understanding of business and financial issues
- The ability to work to tight deadlines
This is a position for an ambitious number cruncher and is just one step away from the ultimate position of financial director.