Controllers' duties include strategic decision-making regarding cash flow and investing. Firms across a wide variety of industries including consumer goods, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing hire for this position. Effective controllers should have excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as technical knowledge. A bachelor’s degree in a business-related field, extensive work experience and often a master’s of business administration (MBA) degree is required. Demand remains steady.
Whether you're looking for your first controller position or searching for a change after years of experience, Glassdoor can help. Use Glassdoor's search filters to help you find controller jobs in your area. If you want to work from home, search for remote positions.
Tailor your search to your experience level. If you're just entering the profession, search for entry-level or assistant controller jobs. If you have more experience, filter your search to senior roles. Get even more specific by looking for just part-time or full-time vacancies.
After the search is done and the resumes are sent, make the most of your time by preparing for interviews. Glassdoor can help with that, too. Check out the sample interview questions and answers for controller positions.
What is a fair salary for a controller? If you're not sure of the answer to that question, you could be at a disadvantage during salary negotiations. Time is money, and spending some time before you begin salary discussions could help you get the pay you deserve. These tips are a start:
Benefits are part of the total salary package. Depending on where you work, the benefits will vary. These are some common benefits you might expect in a controller job: