Finance and Accounting Specialists for Restaurant and Foodservice

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’ Restaurant and Foodservice practice recruits within the Finance and Accounting segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key finance and accounting 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:

  • A strategic business partner to the CEO and Executive Team, capable of long-term strategic planning
  • Provides exceptional financial planning, budget management, capital expenditures, and cost controls
  • Up to date on Federal and State financial regulations and reporting requirements
  • An analytical leader with impeccable honesty and integrity
  • Knowledge of applicable technology such as point of sale and accounting systems
  • Higher education in finance, accounting, or business administration with a 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 Restaurant and Foodservice Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

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

“Bristol Associates helped us to fill over ten positions in a very short amount of time when our company moved corporate offices to its new location. Our Consultant was able to identify strong candidates for even the most hard-to-fill positions. The firm’s customized approach, responsiveness, and extensive network in the field made them an invaluable partner.”

Peter Watson

Executive Director, Talent Acquisition, Dine Equity, Inc. (IHOP and Applebee's)

“I highly recommend Bristol Associates recruiting services to elevate your career! The recruiters possess a people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job description. With their constant encouragement and guidance throughout the process I was able to land my dream job!”

Betty Hui

Sr. Purchasing Manager, Panda Restaurant Group

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 Restaurant and Foodservice Finance and Accounting Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Chief Financial Officer

We placed the CFO for a large full service, publicly traded restaurant company. Our placed candidate oversees all accounting and finance related activities for the organization.

Director of Finance

We made a placement for a successful casual dining company with units in multiple states. Our placed candidate is responsible for all financial operations.

Financial Controller

We completed the Financial Controller search for a large multi-unit QSR (Quick-Service Restaurant) chain. Our placed candidate is responsible for establishing policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems.

We Can Fill Your Finance and Accounting Roles in the Restaurant and Foodservice Industry

  • Accounting Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Controller
  • Corporate Controller
  • Corporate Director of Finance
  • Corporate Senior Accountant
  • Director of Accounting
  • Director of Business Analytics
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Finance and Bookkeeping
  • Director of Planning and Analysis
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Payroll Manager
  • Tax Manager
  • Vice President of Accounting
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Finance and Accounting