Finance Specialists for Nonprofit

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’ Nonprofit practice recruits within the Finance segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division 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:

  • Extensive experience examining and recommending financial policies and procedures
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effectively communicates financial data and concepts
  • Maintains authentic relationships with donors
  • Degree in accounting, finance, or a related field

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 Nonprofit Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

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

“Bristol Associates allowed many parties to have their voices heard and gave us an opportunity to see a variety of candidates. We clearly got the best one and were able to do so because of the firm’s prescreening and expert assistance.”

Sel Kardan

President and CEO, The Colburn School

“The company listened to our needs and challenges. Additionally, our representative’s seamless coordination of multiple rounds of interviews made the process effortless. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”

Aaron Paley

President, Community Arts Resources (CARS)

“Bristol Associates’ team was very articulate and knowledgeable in helping our organization to define our needs, enterprising in putting out the word for suitable candidates, and thorough and insightful in the initial screening of candidates.”

Allen Robert Gross

Music Director, Orchestra Santa Monica

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.

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Our Successful Nonprofit Finance Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Annual Fund Manager

The Annual Fund Manager search was completed for a highly regarded performing arts organization in the Northeast. Our placed candidate is responsible for all aspects of a multi-faceted Annual Fund program, including donor acquisition, stewardship, and donor circles.

Accounting Manager

We placed the Accounting Manager at a highly respected performing arts center on the West coast. Our placed candidate is responsible for the day-to-day accounting and reporting functions of the organization with a budget of over $5 million.


The Controller for a California based non-profit healthcare facility with two locations was placed by our firm. The position oversees the monthly accounting closes of the healthcare entities to ensure that monthly financial statements are complete and accurate. Our placed candidate also assists department managers and administrators to ensure that expenses are coded properly.

We Can Fill Your Finance Roles in the Nonprofit Industry

  • Accounting Manager
  • Annual Fund Manager
  • Budget Director
  • Chief Auditor
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Controller
  • Corporate Controller
  • Corporate Director of Finance
  • Corporate Director of Internal Audit
  • Corporate Vice President of Finance
  • Director of Financial Planning and Analytics
  • Director of Reimbursement
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Manager of Individual Giving
  • Payroll Manager
  • Treasury Manager
  • Vice President of Accounting