How to become a management controller?
It is possible to enter the control management profession with a masters-level qualification. It is also possible, with a vocational qualification in management and accounting, to access accountant, management control assistant and junior management controller positions.
There are several educational pathways open to you if you want to work as a management controller, in both business schools and universities. You can take a bachelor’s in management, followed by a masters specialised in finance, management control or even auditing.
The IPAG business school runs a Masters in Corporate Finance that prepares students for positions in financial management and auditing, as well as financial consultancy and management control. This course offers a chance to specialise (in areas such as advanced accounting, financial auditing, legal and fiscal management) to develop the skills needed for your future career path.
You may also be interested in our Masters in Finance and Markets, which will teach you how to devise a financial strategy, manage risk and assess financial risks. This course prepares future professionals by focussing on risk management, financial analysis, portfolio management, applied mathematics and financial markets.
At IPAG, we ensure that future graduates have all the knowledge they need to open up a range of job opportunities in large companies, consultancy firms and asset management companies, as well as in many other sectors.
A management controller’s salary
How much a management controller earns depends on their profile, experience, the size of the company and the business sector. The salary for a freshly graduated junior profile is generally around €28 K. The average salary for a management controller with a few years of experience can be up to €44 K, while a more experienced profile will earn at least €60 K.
In terms of career development, depending on experience and abilities, management controllers can aim for positions with greater responsibility in the finance department (such as CFO and internal audit manager) or move into other areas like purchasing and human resources. To guide you towards jobs in management and finance, find out about our MBA and courses in the Grande École Programme.