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Financial Controller Courses

A Financial Controller oversees the financial direction of a business or organisation. You’ll manage a financial department and balance company budgets. Financial Controllers are also responsible for creating a financial strategy and making accounting forecasts. You might analyse and review financial information and provide advice or make recommendations based on accounting data.

Financial Controllers need to be able to think ahead and make responsible plans for the future. You’ll need to be highly organised and able to oversee the finances of multiple departments at one time. Financial Controllers should have good problem solving skills and be able to think strategically. It’s important that you can communicate with people at all levels of your organisation and you should demonstrate good leadership skills.

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Popular Financial Controller Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Financial Controller.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Financial Controller earn?

In Australia, a full time Financial Controller generally earns $1,600 per week ($83,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Financial Controller?

This industry has had a moderate increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 53,900 Financial Controllers in Australia compared to 50,100 five years ago. Financial Controllers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Financial Controller?

If you’re planning a career as a Financial Controller you could enrol in an Advanced Diploma of Accounting. This course covers topics including working with financial systems, preparing financial reports, auditing financial records and interpreting financial statistics. The qualification allows you to specialise in an area of accounting that best suits your career aspirations.

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