Average Accounting Director Salary

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The average salary for an Accounting Director is $100,979.
MEDIAN $100,979
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$59k - $151k
$1k - $31k
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$1k - $22k
$0 - $19k
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$58k - $170k

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Job Description for Accounting Director

Accounting Director Tasks
  • Oversee accounting staff.
  • Contribute to vision and direction of accounting initiatives within the organization.
  • Provide oversight to accounting initiatives within organization.
  • Enforce integrity of accounting procedures.

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Accounting Director
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Accounting Director

Skills in People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budgeting, General Ledger Accounting, Financial Analysis and Financial Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Director

An early career Accounting Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,735 based on 85 salaries. A mid-career Accounting Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,177 based on 241 salaries. An experienced Accounting Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,429 based on 627 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $103,214.
Employees with Accounting Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (18.7% more).

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