Controller Job Description

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Controller Job Description

The Controller position is complex, diversified, and varies according to industry and firm size. Here is a sample of a Controller job description:

  • Directs budget and cost controls.
  • Financial analysis, accounting practices and reports.
  • Analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance.
In small firms, the controller may:
  • Maintain, analyze, summarize and general ledger accounts,
  • Prepare or supervise preparation of financial statements
  • Coordinate year end audits
  • Supervises exempt and non-exempt accounting staff
  • Presents financial information to senior management and/or Board of Directors.
  • Works on special projects as needed.
  • Maintains vendor and customer relations.
  • Develops chart of accounts.
Educationally, a CPA is required. Must have at least seven years relevant work experience. Must be current with regulations and compliance issues. Strong supervisory skills required.



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