Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting in the United States, with median pay hovering around $101K per year. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting stretch from $64K on the lower end to $161K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $27K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting (57 percent) survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$63,765 - $145,229

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$11.84 - $65.22

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,765 - $145,229  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $26,742  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $14,795  
Total Pay (?
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$64,069 - $160,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 469
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Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $65.22  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.58  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$195.74 - $26,742  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $14,795  
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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$64,069 - $160,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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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As Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting transition into upper-level roles such as VP of Finance, they may see a strong upturn in salary. VPs of Finance earn $136K on average per year. With an annual salary of $122K, Chief Financial Officer is the most common role for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Corporate Controller role — which usually pays $92K — is also typical for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting who took the survey. Fortunate workers who know Securities and Exchange Commision Experience can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 35 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include General Ledger Accounting. Those educated in Accounting tend to be well versed in 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $68K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $101K. Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting bring in $110K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $106K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting, 51 percent higher than the national average. Directors of Accounting & Financial Reporting can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+43 percent), Irvine (+38 percent), Houston (+34 percent), and Atlanta (+33 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salaries



National Average
$105,000



Skills That Affect Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting Salaries

Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Experience
up arrow 35%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$105,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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