How much does an Accounting Director make in the United States? The average Accounting Director salary in the United States is $181,593 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $162,475 and $202,105. 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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Job Description for Accounting Director

Accounting Director directs the operations and policies of multiple accounting functions. 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 support staff through subordinate managers. Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Typically requires Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials. 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 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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Skills associated with Accounting Director: GAAP Standards, General Ledger Accounting, Expense Management, Activity-Based Management (ABM) ...More

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