Finance & Accounting

We’ve provided finance and accounting staffing solutions to for profit and nonprofit organizations for over 50 years.

Why work with us

Founded by a CPA and fueled by former controllers, CPAs, and finance experts, our team is your single-source solution for your finance and accounting hiring needs. If you need to identify a C-level executive for a leadership role, engage an experienced consultant for a complex project, or bring on a skilled performer to ease daily workload, we have the proven track record to find the right person for the job.

Our deep network of qualified and vetted candidates are available to handle financial statements, accounts payable, revenue recognition, M/E or Y/E closings, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, audits, or any manner of decision support. You can count on Finance and Accounting by Nelson Connects to position your team for success.

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Reviews and Testimonials

Senior Manager, Collections

Client: Education Software Company

“Nelson Connects has been instrumental in providing skilled resources to assist our collections team in driving down aged receivables. The ongoing project has been successful in part due to its outstanding talent and its top-notch management team.”


Candidate: Finance & Accounting

"As an Associate with Nelson Connects from 2000 to 2012 and again in 2021, I have to say that there is no other agency that would care and work with you like Nelson Connects. I've recommended so many of my peers and friends because I know they will receive a positive experience from beginning to end. Thank you for all the amazing years you have given me and all of the wonderful opportunities you have place me on. I love Nelson Connects and am grateful to have such an agency that is committed to assisting their staff succeed."

VP, Finance

Client: Food Industry

“It has been a pleasure to work with Nelson Connects. We appreciate their professionalism and responsiveness. Our Business Development Manager, Suzanne, invests the time to understand the needs of our organization, job requirements for open roles and what we are looking for in candidates and future employees. She has provided us great talent that fit both technically and culturally.”


Candidate: Finance & Accounting

"Nelson Connects staff are truly wonderful! They took the time to listen to my needs and within a week they presented me with opportunities that matched up with my skills as well as my need to work remotely. They also took the time to continue to reach out after I started my assignment to assure that I was happy. I have worked with other staffing agencies in the past and Nelson Connects is by far the best!"

Client: Finance & Accounting

"I have worked with Nelson Connects over the years and have had nothing but positive experiences with their firm. Besides hiring needs they have proven to be a great resource for other needs such as detail salary information. Most recently we needed a top notch "super" Sr. Accountant that we initially tried to place on our own. The candidates brought to my attention by Nelson Connects were hands down superior to what we were finding on our own. Ultimately, we made a great hire thanks to Nelson Connects' involvement every step of the way! They clearly knew what we needed and did a great job gauging the right person who would also fit in our unique environment."


Candidate: Finance & Accounting

"I’ve been working with Nelson Connects for a long time now. I love their professionalism and appreciate all their support in furthering my career! I’ve had the best luck with Nelson Connects - they found me my current role and other great positions that happily worked out for years!"


Client: Restaurant/Hospitality

"Nelson Connects has continuously provided our company with exceptional service and highly qualified candidates. We have utilized Nelson Connects for both high level Direct Hire positions as well as temporary assignments, and with each position have been given access to a pool of talented people we would otherwise not have access to. Through the years we have developed a strong professional relationship with their staff and can say with confidence that we will continue this relationship for a long, long time."


Client: Wine & Spirits

"Working with Nelson Connects makes my job as an HR Manager so much easier! We recently partnered with them on a search for multiple positions. This was a difficult search as it required the candidates to train in southern California and eventually work at our corporate office in the Bay Area. They coordinated the interviews very quickly with qualified candidates and within a very short turnaround the positions were filled! Nelson Connects does a great job & I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a professional and mature staffing team."

Human Resources Manager

Client: Manufacturing

"The Nelson Connects team did a great job at understanding our needs and presenting great candidates. They were professional, organized, and timely. I would definitely work with them again!"

Director of Accounting & Finance

Client: Wine and Spirits

"Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to work with the Nelson Connects team to recruit for several key roles within my Accounting/Finance department.  They were extremely successful in identifying exceptional talent and I was impressed with their level of professionalism and responsiveness.  I would highly recommend working with Nelson Connects for Accounting and Finance recruiting needs at any level."

VP of Winery Operations

Client: Wine and Spirits

"When recruiting for a Senior Pricing Analyst, I reached out to Nelson Connects and engaged their services. I hired a candidate presented to us predominantly because they listened to what I was looking for in a candidate and was able to provide a good match. I was so pleased with the experience that I have continued to reach out to Nelson Connects for additional hiring needs."

VP Market Insights and Global Pricing

Client: Wine and Spirits

"For several years, I’ve been working with Nelson Connects to fill a variety of staffing needs. They consistently offer top notch experience, provide exemplary customer service, and deliver the caliber of candidates that will be successful in our entrepreneurial environment."

Human Resources Manager, SPHR

Client: Retail

"We have enjoyed a long-term relationship with Nelson Connects and have worked with them exclusively to assist us on a variety of recruiting needs. Most recently, I had the opportunity to engage the Finance & Accounting team at Nelson Connects in a highly complex search to identify a new CFO. We have a deeply rooted history in Sonoma County and building a strong team is vital to our continued success.  Not only did the recruiters at Nelson Connects present us with a panel of impressive candidates; they worked diligently to ensure that we had access to the best talent in our industry. I can feel completely confident that I have hired the best person for this role.  I would highly recommend working with Nelson Connects for all your financial recruiting/staffing needs."

CEO & President

Client: Real Estate

"We were growing faster than expected and quickly needed to bring on a CFO specific to our industry.  This was a critical hire for us, and we needed to identify someone in our industry, complete our due diligence and move quickly to meet with appropriate candidates.  Within 3 weeks of our first conversation with Joseph we extended an offer and hired a fantastic CFO. I would strongly recommend working with Joseph and Nelson Connects."


Client: Retail Apparel

"We trust Nelson Connects to help us find seasonal tax professionals. They understand our needs and always do a great job in finding knowledgeable and dependable people. Their tax professionals allow us the ability to meet the demands of increased workload during certain times of the year and provide quality service to our clients."


Client: CPA, Audit and Accounting

"We’re happy to recommend Nelson Connects. They offer top quality service and stand behind their people. From Tax Manager to seasonal tax assembly, Nelson Connects has helped us find the best talent in the area. They understood our busy schedule and worked with us to get the right person for the job."

Firm Administrator

Client: CPA, Audit and Accounting

"Their team is responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. We really appreciate their high level of service and follow-through. Even when we have an urgent need, we know they will send us a great employee on time and on budget!"

Employment Specialist

Client: Health Care

"On a scale of 1 to 10, they are a 12! They’re fantastic! They provide outstanding customer service, and they understand the personality and caliber of people who are going to fit in with our organization. They are mindful of my budget and make it feel like a partnership…  I use them exclusively…  they just always get it done."

Human Resources Manager

Client: Manufacturing

"I highly recommend Nelson Connects to anyone needing assistance of a staffing professional for the recruiting of an Accounting or Finance position. They have helped me fill positions on numerous occasions… Nelson Connects is an Accounting and Finance staffing firm I trust."

Human Resources Manager

Client: Wine & Spirits

"I would highly recommend Nelson Connects to anyone needing staffing assistance. Not only have they presented us with top quality candidates, but they have found an efficient way to screen a group of candidates without taking very much time out of my day. Most recently they set up back-to-back thirty-minute interviews with five candidates at their office. We had a chance to meet and talk with all five of them, time to compare notes, and pick one or two in bring back for a second more in-depth interview at our office. We also use Nelson Connects for both temporary staffing and market information. They are willing to sit down with us and talk about the market trends and how that will affect my business. With their team, I can feel completely confident that I have been presented with the best candidates."

Director of HR

Client: Energy

"I had the opportunity to work with Nelson Connects when I needed to bring on an Accounting Finance Controller. Our need was unique in that I had to bring someone on quickly with Retail Industry experience. Nelson Connects was quick to respond, and I was very pleased. We made a great hire, and I will continue to seek out their assistance when needed."

Client: Education

"Nelson Connects has been an amazing business partner for us. Austin and Ashley are both highly professional, articulate, and know the recruitment space well. They know exactly who we’re looking for and have been instrumental in finding us some of the best candidates in the area."

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Client: Healthcare Services

"I have other agencies that call me, but I only work with Steven from Nelson Connects. He always provides great service, and we’ve had some awesome temps along the way from the Nelson Connects team.” 

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Meet some of our Finance & Accounting experts


Kate Cho

Regional Division Director

Pleasant Hill/East Bay


Steven Fitzpatrick

Division Manager

East Bay

Jim Geist-1

Jim Geist

Vice President

Santa Rosa

Griswold Sierra

Sierra Griswold

Business Development Manager

Santa Rosa/North Bay


Sarah Vandegriff

Business Development Manager

North Bay


Austin Weltner

Business Development Manager

Sacramento/Central Valley

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