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Finance Director in the United States

How much does a Finance Director earn in the United States? The average Finance Director salary in the United States is $179,914 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $146,942 and $217,459. 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.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Directs an organization's financial policies, planning, reporting and controls. Oversees all financial functions including accounting, budget, credit, risk, tax, and treasury. Generally is the second most senior finance executive. Typically requires a master's degree. Typically reports to Chief Financial Officer. May require a CPA. 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. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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