How much does an Accounting Director make in the United States? The average Accounting Director salary in the United States is $194,398 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $174,490 and $216,360. 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. 

Accounting Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Accounting Director Salary $156,364 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Accounting Director Salary $174,490 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Accounting Director Salary $194,398 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Accounting Director Salary $216,360 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Accounting Director Salary $236,356 US June 27, 2024
25% $174,490 10% $156,364 90% $236,356 75% $216,360 $194,398 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does an Accounting Director need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.


General Ledger: Creating and keeping track of business transactions and activities to monitor financial operations.

Leadership 6.14%
Futures 2.13%
General Ledger 1.39%
Others 90.34%
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Job Description for Accounting Director

Accounting Director directs the operations and policies of an accounting function. Implements accounting policies and procedures that adhere to governmental, financial, and tax regulations and comply with GAAP and IFRS standards. Being an Accounting Director monitors and evaluates accounting systems and processes to identify areas for improvement and optimization. Oversees overall monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close processes and reporting. Additionally, Accounting Director develops and directs accounting professionals and supports staff through subordinate managers. Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. May require Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Typically reports to a head of accounting. 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. To be an Accounting Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Accounting Director

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Accounting Director, the upper level is Vice President of Accounting and then progresses to Top Accounting Executive.

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Accounting Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Accounting Director, the highest Accounting Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Accounting Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Accounting Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Accounting Director salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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