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Nonprofit Executive Search in Finance
Bristol Associates’ Nonprofit division is a leader in placing top executive candidates in nonprofit careers nationwide. Our practice recruits for Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Director of Finance, and Controller positions, among others, within arts and cultural organizations, human services, environmental organizations, foundations, and learning establishments including independent schools and higher education institutions. The division is led by Vice President David Alford.
We have completed searches for a wide array of clients including:
- The Colburn School
- Community Arts Resources (CARS)
- Orchestra Santa Monica
Examples of Positions Placed
Our Nonprofit Division has placed successful candidates in executive positions.
Below is a sampling of positions placed.
We placed the Accounting Manager at a highly respected performing arts center in Los Angeles. The Accounting Manager position was a new role responsible for the day-to-day accounting and reporting functions of the organization with a budget over $5 million.
Annual Fund Manager
Manager of Individual Giving
We placed the Manager of Individual Giving at a highly respected performing arts center in Los Angeles. The institution aims to build a new generation of artists and audience by hosting cutting-edge, first rate performances. The Manager of Individual Giving is a new position that played a leadership role on the fundraising team. The placed candidate builds and manages a portfolio of 100-150 current and prospective donors of $500 to $10,000 and above.
The Controller was placed in a Los Angeles based, non-profit healthcare facility with two locations. The position will oversee the monthly accounting closes of healthcare entities to ensure that monthly financial statements are complete and accurate. The candidate will assist department managers and administrators to ensure that expenses are coded properly.
Qualities of a Great Finance Executive
With over 50 years of experience placing executives at top companies and organizations, we know what makes a great leader. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:
- Extensive experience in examining and recommending financial policies and procedures
- Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to effectively communicate financial data and concepts to individuals at all level of organization including the Board of Directors