How much does an Accounting Director make in the United States? The average Accounting Director salary in the United States is $157,150 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $140,975 and $176,316. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. Its payment solutions include PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and iZettle products. The company's Payments Platform allows consumer... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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Skills associated with Accounting Director: Balance Sheet Analysis, Activity-Based Management (ABM), General Ledger Accounting, Year-End Close ...More

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