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Treasurers & Controllers

Also called: Chief School Finance Officer, Controller, Finance Director, Treasurer

What they do:
Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
On the job, you would:
  • Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll, and budgeting duties.
  • Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities of all or part of an organization.
  • Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.


  • accounting and economics
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Hyperion Solutions System 9 Planning
  • SAP software
Accounting software
  • Hyperion Enterprise
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
Spreadsheet software
  • Corel QuattroPro
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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