Financial Controller

Oversee finance and accounting operations and activities within a company.
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What's it like to be a Financial Controller?

A Financial Controller is also known as a Chief Accounting Officer, overseeing the financial and accounting functions that take place within an organisation. This can include managing day-to-day accounting activities, being in charge of tax matters, and preparing financial reports that help stakeholders make sound business decisions. 

Tasks and duties

  • Monitoring internal accounting matters and financial activities.
  • Overseeing financial transactions made by the company.
  • Managing and streamlining accounting functions and operations.
  • Analysing financial data and making financial reports.
  • Preparing company budgets.
  • Managing tax affairs and preparing tax statements.
  • Managing cash flow and payroll.
  • Collecting debt and payments.
  • Reviewing ways to reduce costs in the company.
How to become a Financial Controller

Financial Controllers are expected to be highly analytical and detail-oriented, with an aptitude for numbers. A university degree in finance, accounting, business, or mathematics may be preferred by hirers.

  1. Graduate with a university degree, preferably in any of the following fields: finance, accountancy, economics, mathematics, or business.

  2. You can also consider getting a masters degree in finance to be promoted to a senior level position.

  3. Seek globally recognised qualifications such as a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accounts programme to gain an edge in competitive hiring.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Having the right skills and experience can make you an in-demand applicant. Financial Controller employers on JobStreet are looking for job seekers with expertise in the following areas.
Accounting Principles
Field Engineering
Analytical Thinking
GAAP Knowledge
CA Qualification
Industrial Engineering
Business Analytics
Commercial Acumen
Business Partnership
Interpersonal Sensitivity
Time Management
Team Leadership
Microsoft Office
Problem Solving
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