Finance Specialists for Hotel and Resort

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Hotel and Resort practice recruits within the Finance segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key finance functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Track record as a strategic business partner to the CEO and Executive Team with the capability of long-term strategic planning
  • Delivers financial planning, budget management, capital expenditures, and cost controls
  • Knowledge of Federal and State financial regulations and reporting requirements
  • Organized and analytical leader and has impeccable honesty and integrity
  • Understands point of sale and accounting systems and other related technology
  • Education in finance, accounting, and/or business administration
  • Strong preference for CPA

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Hotel and Resort Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“I enjoyed working with Bristol Associates on a tough to fill Executive position. They were professional, in tune with our industry and offered a few marketing suggestions that quickly produced a nice short list. Ultimately, Bristol helped us secure our top candidate who fits right in with our culture and has elevated the leadership team at our property.”

Shelley Ferguson

Director of Human Resources, Marriott - Kansas City Downtown

“The expertise, recommendations, and personal touch have been invaluable to our success in building a strong management team. If you have the opportunity to work with Bristol Associates, their dedication and high quality results will speak for themselves.”

Andrew Helmer

Vice President of Human Resources, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

“Bristol Associates has a great national reputation and our personnel has had previous experience working with them in both Casino Gaming and Hospitality capacities. The team displayed professionalism and support for onboarding candidates, providing negotiation assistance, and fulfilling timely placements. We appreciate Bristol being open-minded to operational needs as we’ve worked to reconfigure and rework our company.”

Merrick Dresnin

Corporate Director of Human Resources, Cote Family Destinations

“Bristol is an extremely professional firm with in-depth hospitality industry knowledge. They take the time to fully understand their client’s needs and requirements and then communicates clearly and effectively with both the client and the candidate. I would highly recommend Bristol – they are real pros!”

Steve Buckler, CHDM

Hospitality Consultant

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

Partner with Bristol Associates

Our Successful Hotel and Resort Finance Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Chief Financial Officer

We placed the Chief Financial Officer for a luxurious wellness and lifestyle destination resort located on a famous beach in the South. This renovated 580-unit Condo Hotel was named the #1 resort in Florida by Conde Nast Traveler. The resort features a 65,000 sq ft luxury spa with 25 treatment rooms, four swimming pools, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The hotel also has four dining venues and several bars. The CFO is responsible for managing all aspects of accounting, reporting, operational analysis, and internal control for the property. Our placed candidate establishes strategic plans and provides leadership and support to the management team.

Senior Vice President of Finance Diversified Real Estate and Hotel Developer

A diversified real estate company located in the Southeast was our client for this search. They own five full service commercial hotels and destination resorts with plans for additional acquisitions and new builds. The firm is a high-quality operator, and the hotel assets are four and five diamond. Additionally, the firm is a major developer of residential and commercial real estate. The Senior Vice President of Finance Diversified Real Estate and Hotel Developer is in charge of leading the following areas of the company: Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Purchasing, Legal, and Enterprise Risk Management. The position’s responsibilities include asset management and all financial reporting, operational controls, and audits. Our placed candidate is expected to grow the cross functional financial and technology platform that integrates the core real estate development company with its operational entities.

Corporate Director of Finance

Our client is a Midwest based hotel corporation that owns and operates destination resorts and recreation facilities in three states. The company is privately held, well financed, and a long-term profitable enterprise. The Corporate Director of Finance manages all aspects of accounting, reporting, operational analysis, and internal control for the portfolio. They also help establish strategic plans and provide leadership and support to the management team. Our placed candidate demonstrates a personal philosophy of life and work ethic compatible with the principles and image of the enterprise.

We Can Fill Your Finance Roles in the Hotel and Resort Industry

  • Accounting Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Controller
  • Corporate Controller
  • Corporate Director of Finance
  • Corporate Director of Internal Audit
  • Corporate Vice President of Finance
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Director of Internal Audit
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Head of Corporate Finance
  • Payroll Manager
  • Tax Manager
  • Vice President of Accounting
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Finance and Accounting