An Accounting Director earns an average salary of $94,603 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are General Ledger Accounting and People Management.

$55,596 - $146,959
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MEDIAN: $94,603
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$17.00 - $47.12
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,596 - $146,959  
   
Bonus
$1,002 - $30,067  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,087  
Total Pay (?
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$53,723 - $165,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 511
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $47.12  
   
Overtime
$31.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,002 - $30,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,723 - $165,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Accounting Director

Accounting directors lead a company's accounting efforts, handling a variety of financial and supervisory tasks. Their day-to-day work mostly consists of using software to track and audit financial data; extensive knowledge of standards, regulations, and policies are necessary to ensure the accuracy of any conclusions made in reports. The accounting director position is generally considered a supervisory role that includes training and overseeing the work of other accountants. Accounting directors also hold meetings with management and work with other departments to gather data and present analysis and recommendations. At times, this position may require contact with government agencies in specific instances.

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Accounting Director Tasks

  • Provide oversight to accounting initiatives within organization.
  • Enforce integrity of accounting procedures.
  • Oversee accounting staff.
  • Contribute to vision and direction of accounting initiatives within the organization.

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Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,940

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Key Stats for Accounting Director

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Accounting Director Salaries



National Average
$98,000



Skills That Affect Accounting Director Salaries




Budget Management
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National Average
$98,000



Human Resources
up arrow 8%

Month-End Close
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Cash Flow Management
up arrow 23%

Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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