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Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salary

Wages for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($101K) per year. In the world of Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $29K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $63K and $163K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$63,254 - $145,672
(Median)
$63K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $101,145
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$11.78 - $64.11
(Median)
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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
$63,254 - $145,672  
   
Bonus
$-0.46 - $28,959  
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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$63,325 - $163,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
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
$-0.46 - $28,959  
   
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).
)
$63,325 - $163,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 transition into upper-level roles like Chief Financial Officer, for which the average compensation is $122K per year. Many Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting choose to become Financial Controllers and Corporate Controllers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $29K less and $14K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting


Survey results imply that Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting put a diverse skill set to use. 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 experienced in 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.


Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $68K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $101K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $113K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $108K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting, 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 (+37 percent), Atlanta (+36 percent), and Houston (+30 percent). Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting in St. Louis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (5 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (2 percent lower).

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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
0%

National Average
$106,000

Accounting
up arrow 1%

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
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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