Corporate controllers supervise all accounting and financial functions at companies. They establish and implement financial policies, perform financial risk assessments, and prepare annual budgets and forecasts.

Corporate Controller Job Description Template

We are seeking a results-driven corporate controller to oversee our financial operations. You will be performing financial planning, optimizing financial processes, and preparing budgets and reports.

To ensure success as a corporate controller, you should demonstrate in-depth knowledge of financial management principles and extensive experience in a similar role. A first-class corporate controller will be someone whose expertise translates into optimized financial operations and increased profitability.

Corporate Controller Responsibilities:

  • Guiding financial decisions by developing and monitoring policies and procedures.
  • Evaluating and enhancing financial controls and tax return procedures.
  • Analyzing and interpreting balance sheets, income statements, cash flow, and liabilities.
  • Performing internal audits and financial risk assessments, as well as facilitating intervention strategies.
  • Preparing annual budgets, forecasts, and reports, as well as reviewing journal entries and account reconciliation.
  • Monitoring closing processes, billing, invoicing, expenses, reimbursements, and payroll administration.
  • Maximizing returns on excess cash balances and improving closing and reporting cycles.
  • Coordinating and recording investments and maintaining fixed asset records.
  • Overseeing financial and accounting staff and analyzing profit center performance metrics.
  • Documenting processes and ensuring compliance with financial management and accounting regulations.

Corporate Controller Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a similar field.
  • A Master’s degree with a focus on corporate financial management is preferred.
  • At least five years’ experience as a financial administrator, or similar.
  • Advanced competency in financial management and accounting software, such as Idu-Concept and FreshBooks.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting standards and industry regulations.
  • Extensive experience in corporate finances, auditing, and performance management.
  • Superb organizational and time management abilities.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills.