Finance salary report 2020
Who’s earning what in the Finance Department? Find out in the Finance Salary Report 2020 (in german).
Being a controller means having a comprehensive overview of a company’s key figures and being able to analyse them. In addition to preparing reports, controllers also plan and control processes and performance.
Starting a career in the controlling area can be achieved either through further training measures, mostly subsequent to a qualification as a financial accountant, or through cooperative vocational education including practical training. Figure-based planning and process control are important for companies. Thus, there is a high demand for controllers and their specialist knowledge.
The controller’s profession developed from the field of accounting. While (financial) accounting deals with already completed transactions, controlling is a forward-looking activity taking account of current figures.
Controllers plan, control and monitor corporate processes and the related results.
To start a career as a controller, an MBA or another academic degree in business administration with specialisation in controlling and accounting is definitely beneficial. Alternatively, it is possible to undergo a further training programme subsequent to a vocational qualification in the commercial area. Furthermore, good controllers are characterised by their analytical way of thinking, good planning skills, flexibility and assertiveness.
They must have good English skills and be experienced in using the most important software solutions.
As experts in finance management and process analysis, controllers have a good starting salary: on average, EUR 45,000 per year. With growing experience, they can even reach the upper management level and thus earn a lot more.
As a controller, you do not only keep track of the corporate processes but can also prepare your analysis results for the management board and derive appropriate strategies.
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