Accounting Director Salary

An Accounting Director earns an average salary of $95,193 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are General Ledger Accounting and People Management.

$58,873 - $152,010
$59K
$98K
$150K
MEDIAN: $98,270
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50%
90%

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$16.29 - $61.28
$16
$22
$61
MEDIAN: $22.21
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$0$173K
Salary $58,873 - $152,010
Bonus $996 - $30,894
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $17,000
Commission $19,000
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).
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$57,311 - $173,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 641
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $16.29 - $61.28
Overtime $-0.50 - $54.59
Annual Data $0$173K
Bonus $996 - $30,894
Commission $19,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $17,000
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).
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$57,311 - $173,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Accounting Director

Accounting directors lead a company's accounting efforts, handling a variety of financial and supervisory tasks. Their day-to-day work mostly consists of using software to track and audit financial data; extensive knowledge of standards, regulations, and policies are necessary to ensure the accuracy of any conclusions made in reports. The accounting director position is generally considered a supervisory role that includes training and overseeing the work of other accountants. Accounting directors also hold meetings with management and work with other departments to gather data and present analysis and recommendations. At times, this position may require contact with government agencies in specific instances.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Accounting Director


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Accounting Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounting Director

Pay by Experience Level for Accounting Director

Pay by Experience for an Accounting Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounting Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounting Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Accounting Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 284 salaries. An Accounting Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 172 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,743

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Key Stats for Accounting Director

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Accounting Director Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$102,000

▼12%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Accounting Director Salaries



National Average
$102,000


Budget Management
▼2%



Human Resources
▼13%

Month-End Close
▼14%

▼19%

▼21%




Account Management
▼24%

Cash Flow Management
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%