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Assistant controller salary

Hello All,
I was offered a job as an Assistant Controller, with 4500 CHF/month salary.
I have a BBA education -with 5 years experience in the field the business is in, but zero experience in the function itself.
I would like to hear your opinion if that would be a fair starting salary for me?
Thank you!
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Old 19.10.2012, 11:01
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Hello All,
I was offered a job as an Assistant Controller, with 4500 CHF/month salary.
I have a BBA education -with 5 years experience in the field the business is in, but zero experience in the function itself.
I would like to hear your opinion if that would be a fair starting salary for me?
Thank you!
It's a lowish salary, however if you have zero experience.........
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Re: Assistant controller salary

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Hello All,
I was offered a job as an Assistant Controller, with 4500 CHF/month salary.
I have a BBA education -with 5 years experience in the field the business is in, but zero experience in the function itself.
I would like to hear your opinion if that would be a fair starting salary for me?
Thank you!
As you have zero experience as a controller, you should focus more on getting the relevant experience rather than currently thinking big money... It will eventually come as the years pass by.

Now, if you don't care about the job itself and all you care about is fat pay check then stay within your current field of experience and focus on that instead. Still, there is nothing better than gathering a wide field of experience which can land you some interesting jobs in the strangest places on earth you never thought would/could be possible...

Let's know what you end up doing
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Old 19.10.2012, 12:07
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Hello All,
I was offered a job as an Assistant Controller, with 4500 CHF/month salary.
I have a BBA education -with 5 years experience in the field the business is in, but zero experience in the function itself.
I would like to hear your opinion if that would be a fair starting salary for me?
Thank you!
Bachelor Business Admin? Plus five years work experience in sector in which field.

For Lausanne sounds quite low. I think in Neuch we were paying new graduates that much for junior controlling. However that title covers a multitude of real jobs...

But as someone said if its a foot in the door to something you want to do. Bird in hand and all that.
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Re: Assistant controller salary

That's too low!

The minimum salary at Lidl (shelf stacking) is CHF4'100.- (for someone with years experience)....

That says it all...
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Re: Assistant controller salary

Im an accountant not in that geographical area. Take a look at the salary surveys on michaelpage.ch

My personal opinion is that it is a rip off. If you are happy enough to live on that and get the experience you will be able to earn a lot more in the future either with this company or somewhere else.

Do you have any accounting experience? If not I hope you are going to get a lot of support in your early development otherwise it will be very tough to start with.

Good luck.
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