|Overview:||Controllers direct the financial affairs of an organization. They identify and set the economic goals and financial operating procedures to meet the goals. They direct preparation of budgets and reports of income, expenses, and earnings.|
|Duties:||They decide upon the profit goals of an organization as a major part of the organization's yearly and long range plans. Confer with the company's executives to set financial goals and action plans.
They determine how much revenue must be taken in by the company and the allowable expenses to reach the desired profit goals. They specify budgets for the organization's operations.
They monitor the company's business operations to determine how closely the actual expenses and revenue are matching the plan and make adjustments if needed.
They determine how profits of the organization will be used for future growth of the company. Decide upon the size and method for giving bonuses and merit pay increases to employees.
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of controllers (finance) is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018 driven by regulatory changes and the expansion and globalization of finance.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$35,000 to $40,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or in business administration with an emphasis in finance and accounting is the appropriate educational preparation for this occupation. A master's degree in business administration (MBA) is increasingly preferred by employers. Courses in computer applications are essential.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.