How much does a Head of Accounting make in the United States? The average Head of Accounting salary in the United States is $283,140 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $238,010 and $334,080. 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.

Head of Accounting Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Head of Accounting Salary $196,921 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Head of Accounting Salary $238,010 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Head of Accounting Salary $283,140 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Head of Accounting Salary $334,080 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Head of Accounting Salary $380,458 US March 26, 2024
25% $238,010 10% $196,921 90% $380,458 75% $334,080 $283,140 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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The Head of Accounting advises top management and business units of recent and future accounting regulations to identify, plan, and optimize changes impacting the organization. Develops and leads an organization's accounting strategic planning, policy development, and operations. Being a Head of Accounting operationalizes accounting and auditing systems and processes for continuous monitoring capabilities and improvements. Designs accounting systems and procedures to ensure compliance with governmental financial and tax regulations and FASB standards such as GAAP and IFRS. In addition, Head of Accounting builds expertise across accounting functions with relevant and timely staff training and development programs. Typically requires a master's degree in accounting or finance. May require Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Typically reports to top management. The Head of Accounting manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head. (Copyright 2024

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