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UNDERSTANDING THE COMPENSATION DATA

2018 GUIDE TO THE OFFICE OF THE CFO

Understanding the Compensation Data

Nothing prepared the global economy for the challenges facing today’s businesses. In the Finance and Accounting (F&A) field, there is no question: Professionals are in demand. Directors of Account-ing and Accounting Managers will see the most significant compensation increases for 2018.

Key Findings

• Base salaries for F&A in-demand roles are expected to command increases ranging between 3% and 5% for 2018.
• F&A roles at the senior to manager level should experience modest gains in compensation for 2018.
• Higher-level F&A roles ranging from director through CFO have not been seeing the same demand as lower-level roles. As a result, compensation for these roles is expected to have modest gains.
• There is more demand for lower level F&A opportunities and fewer candidates.
• The F&A positions in highest demand are: Directors of Accounting and Accounting Managers.
• Technical accounting roles are experiencing the most significant compensation increases ranging from 5% to 7%.

Salary Data

Revenue Millions(Title) 2018 Range % Change from 2017
CFO
500+ $404,019 $670,076 3.9%
250-500 $287,816 $441,223 3.8%
100-250 $207,265 $340,782 3.9%
0-100 $183,450 $279,958 3.9%
CAO
500+ $176,285 $326,725 3.7%
VP of Finance
500+ $280,125 $436,925 3.5%
250-500 $229,326 $348,320 3.5%
100-250 $187,199 $253,495 3.5%
0-100 $166,607 $244,441 3.5%
Corporate Controller
500+ $219,107 $314,225 0.4%
250-500 $192,622 $268,465 0.4%
100-250 $162,930 $225,311 0.5%
0-100 $134,474 $206,473 5.7%
Director of Finance
500+ $191,071 $250,491 0.0%
250-500 $181,174 $230,523 0.0%
100-250 $159,046 $210,248 1.5%
0-100 $143,327 $192,857 2.7%
Director of Accounting
500+ $163,771 $261,396 5.5%
250-500 $146,343 $218,904 6.3%
100-250 $133,339 $202,987 4.3%
0-100 $120,987 $201,285 5.3%
Division Controller
500+ $189,050 $268,711 0.4%
250-500 $177,478 $233,804 0.5%
100-250 $148,309 $208,008 0.5%
0-100 $126,215 $182,400 1.2%
SEC/External Reporting
Director $149,750 $218,525 3.3%
Manager $123,438 $166,324 3.7%
Assistant Controller
500+ $160,483 $221,990 0.5%
250-500 $144,062 $182,212 0.6%
100-250 $119,971 $169,409 0.7%
0-100 $110,772 $152,006 0.7%
Accounting Manager
500+ $115,788 $151,632 5.4%
250-500 $111,740 $148,015 4.7%
100-250 $106,849 $144,325 5.6%
0-100 $101,186 $136,645 4.0%
Finance Manager (FP&A)
500+ $114,681 $159,225 3.8%
100-500 $110,349 $141,672 4.0%
0-100 $102,645 $134,686 2.4%
Manager Financial Reporting
250+ $128,637 $160,420 0.0%
100-250 $117,239 $142,698 2.6%
0-100 $105,960 $126,765 4.6%
Senior Financial Analyst
500+ $98,765 $120,325 1.7%
100-500 $92,369 $116,186 3.1%
0-100 $85,830 $109,131 0.7%
Senior Account
500+ $85,259 $105,234 2.5%
100-500 $83,746 $100,876 2.2%
0-100 $77,840 $92,494 1.0%
Financial Analyst
500+ $68,638 $91,620 1.7%
100-500 $64,851 $85,921 1.9%
0-100 $59,297 $79,375 2.0%
Staff Accountant
500+ $59,435 $79,532 4.0%
100-500 $53,821 $76,830 4.0%
0-100 $49,000 $74,376 4.0%
Internal Audit
Director $191,249 $279,786 2.0%
Manager $122,331 $171,780 2.0%
Cost Accountant
Director $124,923 $158,361 3.3%
Senior/Manager $89,417 $127,754 5.8%
Treasurer
Director $124,280 $179,000 3.8%
Manager $114,140 $148,000 0.2%
Director of Tax
250+ $173,680 $280,020 0.0%
0-250 $125,320 $193,700 1.2%
Tax Manager
250+ $122,460 $160,000 4.7%
0-250 $96,460 $142,500 5.4%
Manager Business Systems Analyst
250+ $106,600 $141,375 4.8%
0-250 $99,320 $131,300 4.6%
Manager Budget Analyst
250+ $98,280 $139,000 2.0%
100-250 $89,180 $120,825 2.1%
0-100 $74,100 $103,250 2.3%
Fund Manager
N/A $135,250 $192,750 3.8%
Portfolio Manager
N/A $119,800 $171,320 4.3%
Credit Analyst 5+ years
500+ $81,360 $103,500 3.9%
Commercial Lender 5+ Years
N/A $98,600 $141,900 4.4%

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