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Treasurers & Controllers

Also called: Comptroller, Controller, Corporate Treasurer, Treasurer

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What they do:
Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Delegate authority for the receipt, disbursement, banking, protection, and custody of funds, securities, and financial instruments.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and external accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.

Knowledge

Business
  • accounting and economics
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
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
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Math
  • 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
  • notice when problems happen
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology
Accounting software
  • Hyperion Enterprise
  • Intuit QuickBooks Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Yardi Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$129,890
$68,370
$208,000+
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