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Controller in the United States

How much does a Controller earn in the United States? The average Controller salary in the United States is $192,666 as of January 31, 2019, but the range typically falls between $157,738 and $231,469. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Leads and directs an organization's accounting functions. Establishes and maintains the organization's overall accounting systems, procedures, and policies. Directs all analysis and reporting of finan

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    Assistant Controller

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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