A financial controller will typically have the duty of reporting past financial information on a regular basis. His job profile requires competencies that consist of understanding and assuring the compliance with tax norms, IFRS, GAAP and SOX.
A good financial controller needs to control expenses, minimize bank charges and tax liabilities the key decisions on company profits. Financial Controller jobs go beyond the monthly financial cycle.One has to make all the commercial and operational decisions, update systems and procedures to make it a successful business.
A candidate seeking a controller job must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration and equivalent business experience. 10+ years of considerable experience for a major company or division of a large corporation may also be demanded. Preference is given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant degrees.