Accountancy is a wide and varied profession. Check that you're on the
right wage and plan for your future career moves with our useful salary
guides. Here's how much you can expect to earn as a financial
For a financial controller that's still a bit wet behind the ears, the
starting salary is still very competitive. You can expect to take home
£35,000 in your first year at a small company and as much as £20,000 in
a large organisation.
For a financial controller with three to five years experience, the
remuneration package varies from £40,000 to £50,000 at an SME. If you
work for a big company, however, this can go up to £65,000.
Once you have reached the six to nine year category, you can expect to
earn up to £60,000 with a small to mid-market firm and salaries peak at
around £70,000 in companies with large finance departments.
For financial controllers with 15 or more years experience, you salary
could could hit £80,000 and above, depending on the size of your
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