Financial Director Salary

Financial Director Salary

The average pay for a Financial Director is R900,752 per year.

Salary R426,749 – R1,555,477
Bonus R4,894 – R360,647
Profit Sharing R0.00 – R304,649
Total Pay (?) R461,067 – R1,820,829
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 12 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 239

Job Description for Financial Director

The financial director is the executive responsible for a company’s finances. They manage the people or teams who gather, analyze, and report financial data related to the company’s operations. Typically, they report directly to the chief executive officer and the board of directors; depending on the company, they may be offered a seat on the board.

Because of their unique insight into the company’s finances, the financial director serves an integral role in their organization’s upper management. They – and their staff – maintain necessary financial records and prepare reports on the company’s financial health. They work regularly with other departments in tasks such as payroll and planning project budgets. The financial director is responsible for keeping track of these projects, including earnings and losses, to forecast accurately their company’s future performance. As the key expert on the company’s finances, they are often expected to speak to investors and stakeholders about these projects and answer questions.

Financial director is typically an advanced position achieved after substantial career experience. These professionals typically have extensive experience in banking, accounting and/or related fields. Additionally, financial directors often hold advanced degrees related to business or finance. They may have status as a certified public accountant (CPA) (Copyright 2018

Financial Director Tasks

  • Manages the preparation of budgets, forecasts and accounting activities.
  • Directs the staff operations, business planning and budget development and compliance for the department.
  • Oversees the preparation of regulatory and financial reporting as required, and ensures compliance.
  • Develops policies and procedures to control and report financials.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Director

Pay by Experience for a Financial Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Financial Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R845,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Financial Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R985,000 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Financial Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R1,063,000 based on 126 salaries. A Financial Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R1,178,000 based on 54 salaries.

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