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Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salary

Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($101K) annually in the United States. Final cash compensation to Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting varies from around $63K to approximately $162K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $28K and $15K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting (57 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$62,484 - $145,170
(Median)
$62K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $100,888
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$11.78 - $64.11
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$12
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$64
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,484 - $145,170  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $28,486  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $14,848  
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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$62,646 - $161,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$100.00 - $28,486  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $14,848  
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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$62,646 - $161,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting

Directors of accounting and financial reporting are in charge of managing a team of financial professionals to complete all accounting and finance-related tasks for their company. They oversee the correct reporting of accounts receivable and deposits, as well as work closely with accountants to establish operating costs and other expenditures. Directors of accounting and financial reporting serve as strategic partner for other teams in their organization and ensure all tax-related requirements are completed on time. These directors also interact with external financial agents,and tax officials, and they provide their expertise to deal ledger reconciliations and create accurate records of investment or endowment portfolios.

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Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Tasks

  • Collaborate to create accurate and efficient reporting and data collection schedules.
  • Create and oversee regular and ad hoc accounts reporting.
  • Maintain financial records and accounts, including leading complex analyses.
  • Manage audits and reconciliation procedures.

Common Career Paths for Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting


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Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting often end up in upper-level roles like Chief Financial Officer. Chief Financial Officers bring home $122K annually on average. Many Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting go on to become Financial Controllers or Corporate Controllers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $29K lower and $14K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting


Job skills reported by Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting are limited. Fortunate workers who know Securities and Exchange Commision Experience can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 34 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like General Ledger Accounting. Most people familiar with Accounting also know Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $68K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $100K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $112K. For some reason, Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $106K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 50 percent above the national average. Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+44 percent), Irvine (+38 percent), Atlanta (+36 percent), and Houston (+31 percent). Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting in St. Louis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salaries



National Average
$106,000



Skills That Affect Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salaries

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
up arrow 34%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$106,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%