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Accounting Director Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$155,805 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Accounting Director is $155,805 a year and $75 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Accounting Director is between $107,307 and $194,484. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Accounting Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs, coordinates, and administers accounting operations which may include general accounting, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
  • Analyzes records of present and past operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates ledger maintenance, report preparation, and operating statistics.
Accounting Director Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Financial Managers

Job family population: 569,380

Estimated population of Accounting Director jobs: 79,799

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Accounting Director Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Accounting Manager
May 31
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Ari Walsh
Oversee the fixed asset area consisting of 2 Staff Accountants. ... This includes direct supervision of daily activities and review of work based on established ...
Director of Accounting Operations
May 7
Chicago, IL, USA
Prairie Shores Property Management LLC
We are looking for a Director Of Accounting Operations to join our team! You will be responsible for preparing and analyzing financial records for our company. Responsibilities: * Prepare and examine ...
Accounting Manager
May 15
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)
In this role, you will be responsible for supervising and directing the accounting staff, analyzing all financial commitments and cash flow, managing payroll process, and other general accounting ...
Corporate Accounting Manager
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Brilliant Management Resources- Chicago
CORPORATE ACCOUNTING MANAGER Our client, a publicly traded Professional Services organization in ... Support the coordination of audit and the gathering of required audit information · Direct daily ...
Accounting Supervisor
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Access One
... Direct and oversee Senior Credit & Collections specialist Supervise credit analysis on new and ... Bachelor's Degree with Accounting concentration required Experience: 5 or more years of experience ...
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