OFFSHORE ACCOUNTING JOBS - FINANCIAL CONTROLLER JOBS
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Offshore Accounting Jobs - Financial Controller Jobs
In most of offshore jurisdictions, there are two types of companies:
financial services firms which service an international client base; and
local companies which service the smaller, local market.
Financial Controller or Finance Manager jobs in the
financial services firms are generally very well paid, however, most
require several years of relevant experience and there is normally stiff
competition from local residents or locally residing applicants. IT
experience is a distinct advantage for such roles as many smaller
companies look to their Financial Controller to maintain their critical
Financial Controller jobs in local companies vary in
salary but are generally slightly below the rate for financial services
professionals. Again, most employers look for candidates with a track
record in financial controller roles, although some will consider
candidates with a public practice or management accounting background
(there are no statutory audit requirements for most non-financial
Financial Controller roles can be difficult to come by due to their relative rarity and the degree of local competition.
Many accountants who are interested in a career in financial
control start out initially in financial services until a suitable role
arises. A temporary accounting contract in the Cayman Islands is a good way to achieve this flexibility.