Financial Controller Job Description

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Financial Controller

Financial Controller responsibilities

  • Managing all finance and accounting operations
  • Coordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements

Financial Controller Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller, or Comptroller, to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Finance Controller responsibilities will also include financial risk management.


  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL and Counsel, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Additional controller duties as necessary


  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller
  • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Advanced degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills

Financial Controller Job Description Examples

Financial Controller • Cleanroom Constructors Inc.

Controller Job Description Summary of Responsibilities

Our growing construction firm is looking for a Controller to join our team. Controllers should be able to successfully complete their tasks and are responsible for the financial and accounting functions of the company...The ideal candidate has excellent communication and multitasking skills, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.


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Financial Controller • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Position Summary

The Controller leads the finance operations of a $5+ million budget and manages the day to day functions of accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that AVLF has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation. The Controller works closely with Finance Manager, Program... ...

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Financial Controller • Conquest Funds

The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring consistent corporate financial strategy through a range of avenues such as managing and allocating accounts, financial statements, and tax data. The candidate will also be the point of contact for banks, auditors, and tax authorities. Looking to find someone who can fit into our dynamic while being militant with book keeping, accounting, tax....

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Job Description

We re seeking an experienced accountant in the role of controller. The ideal candidate will have proven industry experience as an accountant, preferably in a senior role. As a strong communicator and skilled financial analyst, you will make it your mission to streamline our budgeting, payroll, and financial reporting processes. You will produce thorough financial-status reports...

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