Accounting Director directs the establishment and implementation of an organization's accounting policies and procedures. Has overall responsibility for assigned accounting operations and systems as well as associated analysis and report preparation. Being an Accounting Director leads and directs accounting professional and support staff through subordinate managers. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Accounting Director may require CPA certification. Typically reports to the CFO or top management. The Accounting Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be an Accounting Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.