What Does A Controller/Comptroller Do?
A controller (or comptroller) oversees all financial aspects of an organization.
How Do I Become A Controller/Comptroller?
A four-year bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master’s degree) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.
What is the Average Salary For A Controller/Comptroller?
High – 120,000
Median – 65,000
Low – 36,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Controller/Comptroller?
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Public Speaking
What Is The Work Environment For A Controller/Comptroller?
A controller can oversee the finances of any type of organization. Michelle, the controller featured in the video, works for a large resort condominium.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Controller/Comptroller?
The job outlook for accountants (in general) looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada