The financial controller is a core financial position within
a commercial organization, SME amongst accounting and finance
professionals, and such candidates with strong experience are highly
sought-after by employers.
The truth about being a financial controller
A financial controller's role, and a financial controller
can also be responsible for treasury, tax, financial planning and growth
of commercial business partnerships.
To get the job
Employers often seek essential, and you will have to
demonstrate the ability to see not only the micro, but also the macro
side of things. In Belgium, finance professionals with a strong grasp of
local and US GAAP and IFRS requirements are also highly valued.
Reporting is just a small part of the role, and a financial controller can also be responsible for treasury, tax, financial planning and growing of commercial business partnerships.
Getting ahead of the competition
Given the competitive nature of the market, a classic
accounting background reporting role, and eventually, a
financial controller role. Candidates without the necessary
qualifications should consider acquiring accreditation from a
professional body, or accumulate substantial experience in a commercial
Job responsibilities and progression
The core responsibilities of the position will include
financial reporting, can evolve in their career to become
finance directors or CFOs, depending on the profile or sector of the
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