Controllers are the glue that binds the accounting team together. We provide strategic oversight and sound advice to bookkeepers and accountants to build your company’s financial future.
A controller oversees the accounting system. They’re responsible for managing the financial strategy and accounting system, determining financial goals along the way. A controller provides a layer of accountability for bookkeepers and accountants, ensuring that each is doing the required work—from keeping up with timelines to adhering to financial expectations to compiling reports—to reach the company’s goals on time.
While not ideal, it’s worth noting that if needed, a controller can also do an accountant’s job, such as close the books.
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Do you have questions about controllers and our controller services?
We’ve collected some of the most common inquiries we get at Ignite Spot.
Average annual salaries for full-time, in-house controllers run from approximately $70K to $150K. But at an outsourced rate with a company such as Ignite Spot, companies get the same experience at a fraction of the cost.
Controllers must have at least a four-year degree in accounting, if not a master's degree in accounting. At Ignite Spot, our controllers also need 5-7 years of experience. They should know their way around a complete set of financial statements, how to depreciate assets, and how to track unearned revenue.
The short answer is that yes, ideally, you should have each position filled. The fact is, each role has separate functions and focuses:
But we also recognize that each business has unique goals and needs. Talk to an Ignite Spot expert to determine the best fit for your business.