Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salary

Salaries for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($103K) per year. Final cash compensation to Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting varies from around $64K to approximately $169K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $30K and $20K, respectively. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$64,450 - $149,188
(Median)
$64K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $102,659
10%
50%
90%

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$11.86 - $65.00
(Median)
$12
$31
$65
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,450 - $149,188  
   
Bonus
$795 - $30,381  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $20,000  
Commission
$5,500  
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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$64,369 - $168,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 557
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $65.00  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$795 - $30,381  
   
Commission
$5,500  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $20,000  
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).
)
$64,369 - $168,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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For Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting, progressing to a VP of Finance role may result in a significant raise. On average, a VP of Finance can earn $137K annually. Becoming a Chief Financial Officer is, more often than not, the most common role that Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $123K. Another frequent advance is for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting to assume a Corporate Controller role; in this role, workers often earn $93K.

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Popular Skills for Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know Securities and Exchange Commision Experience command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 33 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $68K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $104K. On average, Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting make $117K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $110K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,288

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting in Miami enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 51 percent above the national average. Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+47 percent), San Francisco (+46 percent), New York (+36 percent), and Atlanta (+29 percent). Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting in Austin bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (27 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salaries



National Average
$109,000



Skills That Affect Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salaries

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
up arrow 33%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$109,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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