A Financial Controller is a very responsible and important position where you would need to be an effective communicator with a patient and tactful manner as well as being exceptional in the world of Finance.
You must be able to keep calm under pressure whilst being assertive as this role can be very pressurised. You would need to be good with numbers and have the ability to explain financial matters clearly perhaps to people with not a great deal of financial knowledge.
Financial Controller salaries are between £16,000 and £22,000 a year. If you are in supervisor position then you can earn from £22,000 to £27,000 a year. Managers can earn up to £30,000 or more.
You would need to have a good GCSE grade in Maths as well as previous Finance experience.
If you are ready to apply for the role of Financial Controller, please see the below letter which you can use as an example.
Financial Controller Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
1st May 2014
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for a Financial Controller
I have recently seen your advert in (where) and (when) for a Financial Controller position and I am very interested in applying for this role.
My background is in finance having worked in a busy accounts department (what type of company if this is relevant) for X years (if this is true) and I feel that I am now ready for a bigger role and challenge and ability to manage a department of my own.
I have had some supervisory experience and feel that I could manage a department effectively having supervised my team in my previous role and managed their workload and the overall department.
I am a very organised person by nature and can stay calm when working under pressure. I also pay great attention to detail and always like to make sure that my work is checked at least once to ensure it is correct. I do not like things to be wrong.
I have good GCSE’s grades in English, Maths and IT. I feel that I am a confident communicator and able to make rational decisions on my own initiative. I like to work in both a team environment and on my own initiative.
I have enclosed my CV showing my detailed experience. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you in advance for reading my application.