Earnings for Financial Operations Directors in the United States come in at around $98K annually on average. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$67,610 - $134,769
MEDIAN: $97,559

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$68,077 - $139,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Financial Operations Director

A financial operations director is a very senior position in a company. This position requires a lot of knowledge in various fields, including knowledge in accounting, training in management, and sometimes a solid grasp on marketing strategies. The financial operations director needs to demonstrate a great ability to handle the responsibility that comes with this position, as it requires dealing with the finance department and the executive team. Sometimes the requirements of this senior position dictate forming liaisons with certain clients or major client groups.


Financial Operations Director Tasks

  • Review company financials, including costs, revenue, and expenses.
  • Present financial results to the company as well as current and prospective investors.
  • Lead financial division of company and work with other directors to ensure a consistent company-wide vision is implemented.
  • Establish long-term budgets for the company and forecast financial figures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Operations Director

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

For many Financial Operations Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $72K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $95K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $116K. Financial Operations Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $120K.

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It is better to create a good budget from the bottom up rather than the top down because creating it from the top down allows too much over spending.

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Job Satisfaction

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%