How much does an Financial Accounting Director make in the United States? The average Financial Accounting Director salary in the United States is $157,190 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $140,990 and $176,390. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Financial Accounting Director has overall responsibility for assigned accounting operations and systems as well as associated analysis and report preparation. Directs the establishment and implementation of an organization's accounting policies and procedures. Being a Financial Accounting Director requires a bachelor's degree. Leads and directs accounting professional and support staff through subordinate managers. In addition, Financial Accounting Director may require CPA certification. Typically reports to the CFO or top management. The Financial 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. Working as a Financial Accounting Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2020

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