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Compensation Snapshots # 39 – Director, Finance & Administration of a $40mm – Publishing Company

Compensation Snapshots # 39 – Director, Finance & Administration of a $40mm – Publishing Company

Salary surveys are useful in defining a general compensation range for senior finance and accounting positions. However, the ranges they report are too broad to be really useful to users who are trying to nail down an appropriate pay scale for someone in their particular operation. Compensation can vary widely as a function of industry, size, complexity, growth history and location. What the CFO of a public, $75mm high tech manufacturing concern in Markham is earning will be very different from what the CFO of a privately owned $75mm furniture manufacturer in Mississauga is earning. However, the compensation of most CFOs of privately owned, industrial manufacturers in Mississauga fall within a fairly narrow range so having a snapshot of an actual CFO working in that particular market can be very helpful. This anecdotal approach to benchmarking remuneration is surprising accurate and should give users a good starting point when setting compensation targets.

Candidate Profile


Title: Director, Finance & Administration

Reports to: CEO

Salary: $160,000

Variable Pay: 20% bonus

Designation: CPA CA

Years in Current Position: 3

Total Years’ Experience: 16

Employer Profile

Location: Toronto

Ownership: Private

Industry: Printing

Revenue: $40 mm


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