Treasurers and Controllers

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What do they do?

Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.

Also known as:

Comptroller, Controller, Corporate Controller, Corporate Treasurer, Regional Controller, School Treasurer, Treasurer, Treasury Consultant

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Financial Managers in United States

★ For the data available, wages are capped at $208,000

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Financial Managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 16.3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #28 in job growth rate
  • 1,590

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #17 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Treasurers and Controllers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.3%)
  • Master's degree (19.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (42.1%)
  • Associate's degree (7.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (17.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (10.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Determine resource needs.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
  • Direct financial operations.
  • Compile operational data.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
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