Finance & Accounting Executive Search for Nonprofits

Finance & Accounting Executive Search Services For Nonprofit Organizations, Foundations, and Educational Institutions

We Are National Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Executive Search Experts.

Scion Executive Search is a national expert in finance and accounting executive search and recruitment. We lead comprehensive executive talent searches on behalf of leading national and international nonprofit organizations, foundations, educational institutions, associations, advocacy organizations, unions and more.

When exceptional results are what you require you can trust our expert executive nonprofit search leaders to connect you with the best finance, accounting, and strategic talent on the market. As seen in Forbes, the Business Times, Inc. 5000, and Best of Staffing our firm is a proven and successful firm that specializes on search for the nonprofit sector.

Our finance and accounting executive candidates bring proven backgrounds of success and we thrive in matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization’s mission. Our firm has led many hundreds of impactful accounting and finance executive searches around the globe since our inception in 2006.

From New York to Seattle our nationwide firm and reginal offices lead searches for every state in the United States. With a built finance, accounting and candidate network of over 14,000,000 candidates we hold the talent, experience, and passion to fill even the most challenging of executive leadership searches.  Our connections are vast and our candidate base is filled with an incredible array professionals from a wide diversity of backgrounds and experience.

As proven experts in nonprofit finance and accounting executive search, we will help your nonprofit gain access to proven leadership and make your hiring goals and strategic objectives obtainable. Contact us now for more information on how we can help you find exceptional leadership.

Finance Positions We Fill:

  • Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Accounting
  • Director of Finance & Administration
  • Director of Finance
  • Managing Director, Finance & Administration
  • Director of Purchasing/Procurement
  • Comptroller
  • Controller
  • Senior Manager of Finance/Accounting
  • Manager of Finance/Accounting
  • Procurement Officer
  • Other specialties

Organizations We Recruit For:

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Foundations (Community, Corporate, Private, Family)
  • Educational Institutions (Universities & Private schools)
  • Associations
  • Membership Organizations
  • Unions
  • Healthcare & Medical Institutions
  • Scientific & Research Institutions
  • Federal, State and Local Governments
  • Other nonprofit specialties

Our executive finance placements are successful because:

  • We are nonprofit finance and accounting search specialists and experts in our field.
  • Our regional offices hold an incredible network of leaders for all US cities comprised of local and national executives.
  • We provide top tier mission-driven executives that are passionate about nonprofit work and your organization.
  • We hold a robust network of private nonprofit, corporate, foundation, and start-up finance and accounting executives and access to national networks of over 14,000,000+ executive candidate options.
  • We move quickly and work thoroughly to present the best talent on the market and meet your strategic needs.
  • We have successfully placed over 1,000 nonprofit professionals and excel in doing so expediently.
  • We get to know our executive candidates, their goals, aspiration, and abilities, which enables us to make strong employment matches for your organization.
  • We are flexible and can customize our search service for your organization.
  • We are skilled at working with nonprofit boards and organizational leadership to make your hiring goals an attainable reality.

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Benefits of engaging our firm:

Search process leadership: We are experts at communicating with your organization and leading the search process quickly and thoroughly.

Pipeline creation: We offer expansive reach into local, national, and international candidate networks of nonprofit, foundation, start-up, corporate and governmental executives with a wide diversity of backgrounds.

Search and candidate management: We manage the entire search process and all of the recruitment, administrative, and strategic search aspects.

Exclusivity of candidates: When you engage us we always grant your organization exclusive, first right of refusal on all candidates sourced for your organization during the search.

Competitive intelligence: For every executive search, we provide you with reports on candidates sourced, candidates contacted, scores, status, etc.

Commitment to filling the position: We can fill positions quickly and work diligently to exceed your expectations, build an extensive candidate pipeline, and deliver results for your timeline.

Completed Finance & Accounting Search Engagements


  • Swords to Plowshares

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Holt International

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) / Vice President of Finance & Administration

  • Worldreader

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • California Labor Federation

Director of Finance and Administration

  • Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Hearing & Speech Center

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative

Director of Finance


Director of Finance

  • Climate Central 

Director of Finance & Administration

  • Hearing & Speech Center 

Director of Finance & Administration

  • Prevention Institute  

Director of Finance

*Please note: the above list is only a sample of current work and note a full list of search engagements.

  • The East Bay Asian Local Development Corp

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • ALCU of Minnesota 

Director of Finance

  • Oregon Association of REALTORS

Director of Finance

  • Park Day School

Director of Finance

  • RSF Social Finance

Senior Finance Manager

  • Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center


  • SEIU LOCAL 1000


  • Animal Legal Defense Fund

Director of Finance

  • San Francisco State University

Various: Procurement Officer, Bursar

  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United

Controller/Finance Executive

  • Oshman Family Jewish Community Center


  • Community Gatepath


  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Chief Administrative Officer