Treasurers and Controllers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+16.8% (much faster than the average)


What Treasurers and Controllers Do

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

Other Job Titles Treasurers and Controllers May Have

Comptroller, Controller, Corporate Treasurer, Treasurer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Chief Financial Officer ,

The Forbes Company

I have become a pseudo lawyer and so spend my day negotiating agreements, mortgages, etc.

Director of Finance and Administration ,

BRING Recycling

I don't have a typical work day. I get bored if I don't have a lot of variety. I turn on my computer, enter bills, & pay those that are due within 10 days. I write a monthly BRING Insider newsletter that goes out with the paychecks; I use a publishing program for that. I am safety coordinator so I write up the minutes from the last meeting. I send out the staff schedule for our quarterly community newsletter. I fill out forms for our health insurance renewal & do customer count data entry.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels, to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Receive, record, and authorize requests for disbursements in accordance with company policies and procedures.

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