Controller job description sample
This controller job description sample can assist in your creating a job application that will attract candidates who are qualified for the position. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific duties and requirements. You should also browse Monster’s controller job listings to find more ideas for crafting the best description.
[Intro paragraph] You’ll want to introduce prospective controllers to your company and highlight what makes working in your office unique. Take a few short sentences to really set your company apart from competing job listings and sell yourself to job seekers.
Controller Job Responsibilities:
- Maximizes return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems.
- Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
- Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
- Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits and providing information to external auditors.
- Maximizes return and limits risk on cash by minimizing bank balances and making investments.
- Prepares budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.
- Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
- Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
- Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, filing financial reports, and advising management on needed actions.
- Ensures operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
- Maintains financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
- Maintains financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
- Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
[Work Hours & Benefits] This is where you’ll want to talk about the working hours and benefits specific to your company. This is your chance to tell prospective controllers about work from home and support staff options. You can also take this opportunity to focus on the benefits that set your firm apart, such as stock and ownership options, paid parental leave, or corporate travel accounts.
Controller Qualifications / Skills:
- Managing processes
- Financial software
- Developing standards
- Auditing, accounting, and corporate finance
- Tracking budget expenses
- Financial skills
- Analyzing information
- Developing budgets
- Performance management
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
- Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in accounting/finance
- Experience in working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas
- Experience with financial reporting requirements
[Call to Action] Now that you’ve made applicants familiar with your firm and the specific job requirements, this section is where the most effective job descriptions include a compelling call to action. Turn job seekers into actual applicants by letting them know exactly how to apply, whether it’s clicking the “apply” button on this posting or submitting an application and resume to someone at your company.
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