Want to become a financial controller?

Are you thinking of becoming a controller? Find out if controller is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does a controller do? What personality traits do controllers have? Will robots replace controllers? How much does a controller earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does a financial controller do?

The financial controller assesses whether an organisation operates efficiently and effectively and provides advice to management on this. In case of efficiency and effectiveness, the use of resources (money) and the effectiveness of this is observed and it is evaluated whether it can be more efficient. The financial controller is also a prudential expert. As a controller, you support the board and management with operating and managing the organisation. As a controller, you are the one to guard and interpret the financial figures and performances of a company or organisational element. Based on these figures, you make proposals for new policies and offer advice. At larger organisations, you often have multiple financial controllers and even specialised controllers, such as a business controller.


What personality traits do financial controllers have?

There are two characteristics many financial controllers have in common. Financial controllers are often full of initiative (score highly in the ENTERPRISING category) and process-oriented (score highly in the CONVENTIONAL category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of financial controller would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as financial controllers? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace financial controllers?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are controllers? The chances of robotisation of a controller’s activities amount to 7%. This means that there is a LOW CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by controllers will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Financial controller Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as a financial controller? How much does a financial controller earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for financial controllers in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

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