Finance Specialists for Travel, Tourism, and Attraction

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’ Travel, Tourism, and Attraction 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:

  • 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 organized and analytical leader with impeccable honesty and integrity
  • Knowledge of technologies 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 Travel, Tourism, and Attraction Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

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

“We have retained Bristol Associates for multiple executive searches for nearly a decade. They are professional, responsive and proactive in generating candidates that meet our specifications. We have also been impressed with their ability to generate quality candidates across multiple disciplines, such as retail, food and beverage, hospitality and sales.”

Craig Freeman

Sr. Vice President, Administration, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

“Bristol Associates successfully completed two high-level talent searches for Pleasant Holidays. We found both their knowledge of the travel industry and their ability to provide highly qualified candidates with the right cultural fit to be extraordinary.”

Jack E. Richards

President and CEO, Pleasant Holidays

“I was amazed how quickly Bristol Associates identified 3 qualified and vetted senior executive candidates for me to interview from which we hired one of them. Very efficient indeed!”

Christopher J. Dane

President, Hickory Global Partners

“In our opinion, Bristol Associates is the leader for professional recruiting. The team has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the tourism industry. The company is very responsive and is able to match profiles with their extensive database of prospects. A strength is their ability to negotiate complicated transactions in a satisfactory manner to the employer and employee. We have no hesitation in recommending Bristol Associates, Inc.”

Dave Herbert, CTC

Chief Experential Officer, Great Safaris

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 Travel, Tourism, and Attraction Finance Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Chief Financial Officer

A well-established tour operator located in the Northeastern United States was our client for this search. They were looking for a seasoned CFO to reorganize their financial team in order to create a culture of enhanced financial responsibility and control. The position is also responsible for the company’s banking relationships. Our placed candidate oversees the Corporate Controller, Internal Auditor, and a Corporate Tax Manager. Other administrative oversight responsibilities include human resources, purchasing, and MIS.

Corporate Director of Internal Audit

We completed the Corporate Director of Internal Audit search for a leisure travel agency chain. The position is responsible for ensuring that the company is running efficiently monetarily, public records related to finances are kept accurately, and taxes are paid properly. Our placed candidate checks for mismanagement, waste, and fraud and prepares reports identifying areas of potential internal exposure and areas for improved operational efficiency.

Corporate Controller

Our client is a corporate travel management firm located in the South. The Corporate Controller supervises the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual operating statements. Our placed candidate also ensures compliance with GAAP, Federal and State Regulations, and company specific practices and policies.

We Can Fill Your Finance Roles in the Travel, Tourism, and Attraction 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 Accounting
  • Director of Internal Audit
  • Director of Planning and Analysis
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Head of Corporate Finance
  • Payroll Manager
  • Tax Manager
  • Vice President of Accounting
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Operations and Finance