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Treasurers and Controllers

Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.   (O'Net 11-3031.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Business Manager, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief School Finance Officer, City Comptroller, City Controller, City Treasurer, Comptroller, Controller, Controller, Operations, and HR Manager, Corporate Controller, Cost Controller, County Treasurer, Director of Finance, Finance Director, Finance Manager, Finance Specialist, Finance Vice President, Financial Administrator, Financial Controller, Financial Director, Financial Engineer, Financial Institution Treasurer, Financial Institution Vice President, Financial Officer, Financier, Fiscal Manager, Fiscal Specialist, Investment Officer, Investments Manager, Payroll Analyst, Payroll Coordinator, Plant Controller, Production Controller, Reserve Officer, School Treasurer, State Comptroller, Treasurer, Trust Officer
 
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    Wages
    for Financial Managers which includes:
                          - Treasurers and Controllers
                          - Financial Managers, Branch or Department
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 32.66   $ 41.09   $ 53.14   $ 69.13   $ 90.43   $ 58.60  
    Yearly $67,930   $85,470   $110,540   $143,800   $188,090   $121,890  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 36.97   $ 45.75   $ 56.72   $ 72.48   $ 97.73   $ 63.48  
    Yearly $76,910   $95,150   $117,980   $150,760   $203,290   $132,030  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 32.05   $ 39.16   $ 51.60   $ 64.78   $ 92.10   $ 56.96  
    Yearly $66,670   $81,440   $107,330   $134,730   $191,570   $118,470  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 29.51   $ 36.20   $ 47.44   $ 67.11   $ 79.64   $ 52.79  
    Yearly $61,390   $75,290   $98,680   $139,590   $165,640   $109,800  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Financial Managers which includes:
                                  - Treasurers and Controllers
                                  - Financial Managers, Branch or Department
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 783 820 0.5% 22
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Financial Managers which includes:
                                - Treasurers and Controllers
                                - Financial Managers, Branch or Department
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Credit intermediation and related activities 17.6%
    Management of companies and enterprises 11.6%
    Insurance carriers and related activities 5.6%
    Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities 5.4%
    Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services 4.4%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Treasurers and Controllers
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  • Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll, and budgeting duties.
     
  • Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities of all or part of an organization.
     
  • Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
     
  • Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
     
  • Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions.
     
  • Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels, to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met.
     
  • Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Treasurers and Controllers  updated July 2012
     


    Knowledge
    for Treasurers and Controllers
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  • 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.
     
  • English Language - 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.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Treasurers and Controllers  updated July 2012
     


    Skills
    for Treasurers and Controllers
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  • Critical Thinking - 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Active Listening - 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.
     
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Treasurers and Controllers  updated July 2012
     


    Abilities
    for Treasurers and Controllers
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  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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 there is a problem.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Treasurers and Controllers  updated July 2012
     


    Work Activities
    for Treasurers and Controllers
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  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies - Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources - Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
     
  • Developing and Building Teams - Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Treasurers and Controllers  updated July 2012
     


    Interests
    for Treasurers and Controllers
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  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Treasurers and Controllers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Treasurers and Controllers
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Treasurers and Controllers  updated July 2012
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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  • Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
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  • Experience: 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.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Treasurers and Controllers  updated July 2012
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Treasurers and Controllers
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Accounting and Business/Management.
     
    • Accounting and Finance.
     
    • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
     
    • Finance, General.
     
    • International Finance.
     
    • Public Finance.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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