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Controller Job Description Sample

Controller Job Description Sample

This controller sample job description can be used to help you create a job advert that will attract candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Job Title: Controller

Controller Job Purpose:

Supervises expenditures and revenues within an organisation to monitor the financial status of a company. Manages budgets to make sure spending limits are not exceeded.

Controller Job Duties:

  • Approves and denies expenditures based on necessity and budget requirements
  • Works closely with the accounting department to keep apprised of all financial interactions
  • Reads and analyses various financial documents including financial statements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the general ledger
  • Prepares presentations and recommendations to the chief financial officer and board of directors
  • Approves credit limits internally or for clients
  • Handles any insurance transactions with the financial assets of a company
  • Develops strategies to diminish any unnecessary spending
  • Implements fiscal policies and rules
  • Follows all legal accounting practices
  • Coordinates with tax professionals for tax filings
  • Forecasts changes in financial markets and any tax laws and makes appropriate changes
  • Assesses risks to avoid impacts on a company
  • Supervises staff to ensure compliance with company protocol
  • Provides accurate inventory numbers
  • Hedges funds to offer a safeguard against assets
  • Limits liabilities
  • Processes and records financial transactions
  • Manages collecting outstanding debts
  • Uses accounting software to oversee accounts and enter financial data
  • Interprets financial data and presents findings to management
  • Helps explain findings to people without a finance or accounting background

Controller Skills and Qualifications:

Advanced Computational Skills, Financial Analysis, Legal Compliance, Interpersonal Skills, Excellent Written and Oral Communication, Tax Knowledge, Accounting Skills, Multitasking, Risk Management, Presentation and Public Speaking, Budgeting, Inventory Management, Debt Management, Accounting Skills, Financial Ratio Knowledge, IT Skills, Basic Accounting Software Literacy


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