Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
Common job titles of Treasurers and Controllers include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
43.33% said they needed a Master's Degree.
36.67% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities of all or part of an organization.
Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll, and budgeting duties.
Receive, record, and authorize requests for disbursements in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Receive cash and checks and make deposits.
Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels, to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met.
Perform tax planning work.
Compute, withhold, and account for all payroll deductions.
Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations.
Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and external accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.
Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.
Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, or reports required by regulatory agencies.
Handle all aspects of employee insurance, benefits, and casualty programs, including monitoring changes in health insurance regulations and creating budgets for benefits and worker's compensation.
Determine depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advise management on actions regarding the purchase, lease, or disposal of such items.
Lead staff training and development in budgeting and financial management areas.
Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions.
Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and dismissals.
Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes.
Delegate authority for the receipt, disbursement, banking, protection, and custody of funds, securities, and financial instruments.
Prepare and file annual tax returns or prepare financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns.
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ADP Workforce Now
Data entry software
Exact Software Macola ES
Hyperion Solutions System 9 PlanningAll Technologies
Hypertext markup language HTML
IBM Cognos Impromptu
Infor ERP SyteLine
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
Oracle Fusion Applications
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
SAP Business Objects
SAP Crystal Reports
Structured query language SQL
Automatic Data Processing PC payroll for windows PCPW
Blackbaud The Raiser’s Edge
Fund accounting software
IBM Lotus 1-2-3
Job costing software
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS
MYOB Premier Accounting Small Business Suite
Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
Oracle Hyperion Planning
Sage 50 Accounting
Sage Fixed Asset Solution FAS
Sage MIP Fund Accounting
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Quantitative Abilities › Mathematical Reasoning
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Cognitive Abilities › Quantitative Abilities › Number Facility
Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
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.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.