The world of finance can get into serious trouble if the accounts aren’t looked after properly.
So if you find numbers so easy you crunch them in your sleep and you’re looking to step up in the financial sector, then a career as a financial controller awaits you…
The role of a financial controller involves overseeing the accounts department and making sure everything runs smoothly.
While you’ll have a team of accountants to carry out the more administrative tasks, you’ll be ensuring smooth running of the company’s financial department and your daily to-do list will feature some or all of the following:
Starting salaries for qualified financial controllers are healthy for your wallet, at around £28k to £45k. With several years experience you can expect to be bringing in as much as £50k to £100k.
As a senior-level role with bags of responsibility, financial controllers usually have plenty of experience in finance and management. You will need a degree in a related subject such as maths, economics or business, plus applicants will need to have completed their accountancy qualifications from one of the following bodies: