How to Hire a Assistant Controller

Does your growing business need an Assistant Controller? An Assistant Controller works alongside the controller to oversee the overall financial operations of your enterprise.

Here are some tips to help you find great Assistant Controller candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Assistant Controllers search for Jobs on Indeed*

157,300

job seekers clicked on assistant controller jobs

8,949

resumes from job seekers with assistant controller experience on Indeed

1,477

Number of assistant controller jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $25.93 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $11.00$97.00 hourly
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Common
$11.00
$97.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Assistant Controller?

If you’re business is expanding and the workload is becoming too large for your current team, then an Assistant Controller can step in to help streamline your accounting team.

In terms of the benefits of hiring an additional team member, a highly skilled Assistant Controller can help to:

• Prepare and analysis budgets, financial statements, and tax reporting documents, e.g., payroll quarterly reports, sales tax reporting, etc.
• Improve current reporting systems and financial procedures
• Audit the accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger systems

Skills to look for in a great Assistant Controller

An ideal Assistant Controller candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
• Advanced Excel functions
• Tax preparation experience
• Excellent communication skills
• People management
• A keen eye for detail

Writing an Assistant Controller job description

A well written job description is important for attracting the right Assistant Controller candidates. A compelling Assistant Controller job description includes a complete summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and both the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Assistant Controller jobs, such as:

• Assistant Controller
• Assistant Financial Controller
• Corporate Assistant Controller

Interviewing Assistant Controller candidates

Strong candidates for Assistant Controller positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Accounting platforms used and software
• Maintaining accuracy in accounting
• Prior experience with monitoring accounting functions

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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