In Gal 2:1-8 Paul makes it very clear that he felt accountable to no one except Jesus. Not even Peter, James, and John to whom Jesus had given special privileges. (Mt of transfiguration, present when he raised Jairus’ daughter, asked to accompany him when he was praying on Gesthemene.)
And Heb 13:7 says, “Yield to those leading you, and be submissive, for they watch for your souls, as those who must give account, that they may do it with joy and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you.” Heb 13:17 MKJV
And then we have the following verses:
1Co_14:34 Let your women be silent in the churches; for it is not permitted to them to speak, but to be in subjection, as the Law also says.
Gal_2:5 to whom not even for an hour did we yield in subjection, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
1Ti_2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
1Ti_3:4 ruling his own house well, having children in subjection with all honor.
Heb_2:5 For He has not put in subjection to the angels the world to come, of which we speak.
Heb_12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
And finally we have, “But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” 1Co 11:3 MKJV
And this last one would seem to indicated that there is a hierarchy of accountability. So, along with 1 Tim 3:4 it reads this way: children to parents, wife to husband, man to Jesus, and Jesus to his Father.
Though we are to be submissive to those taking the lead amongst us, are we accountable to them? The scriptures don’t say so, and they certainly don’t say we are accountable to one another (outside the family arrangement,) though we are to be submissive to one another. (Eph 5:21)
Hope this has shed some light on the subject of accountability.
If there are other scriptures that would modify my perspective, I’m certainly open to considering them.