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What does Controller do?

As a Controller, you’ll monitor the company’s financial status, review quarterly and annual budgets and manage accounting transactions. To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and experience with risk management.

Ultimately, you’ll make sure we comply with accounting regulations, maximize profits and mitigate risks.

Controller responsibilities

  • Documenting, monitoring and updating accounting policies
  • Ensuring all payments are completed on time
  • Reviewing quarterly and annual budgets for all departments

Controller Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a Controller to develop accounting policies and oversee all financial procedures of our company.


  • Document, monitor and update accounting policies
  • Ensure all payments are completed on time (including accounts payable and bank deposits)
  • Review quarterly and annual budgets for all departments
  • Analyze costs and profits
  • Set and track financial KPIs
  • Build risk assessment models to evaluate investments
  • Report on financial status on a regular basis and create ad-hoc reports when needed
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date filing systems
  • Perform internal audits and assist with external audits
  • Ensure compliance with accounting and tax regulations


  • Work experience as a Controller or similar role
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and legislation
  • Hands-on experience with general ledger accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
  • Experience with cash management and risk assessment
  • Good knowledge of accounting software
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • BSc or MSc in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CMA preferred

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