Why AAFA?

The American Association of Finance & Accounting (AAFA) is the most established professional affiliation of Finance and Accounting Search firms in North America with a history dating back to 1978. With over 40+ Metropolitan search firms spread across the United States and Canada, our members are the most well respected local search resources you will find.

When your job search or recruiting need goes beyond your local market you want a resource with the same guiding principles, character, and professionalism you get from your best local search firm. Our members reflect that and have been hand selected to represent the finest resource in their market. You can work with the best firm locally and nationally – we’ve made sure of it.

Please feel free to review our partner locations and profiles and reach out to your local affiliate to get more information as to how you can get a direct introduction.

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Seeking Career Advancement?

Finding an opportunity to grow or advance your career can be a daunting task.  In today’s market with so much demand, it can be difficult to determine of the vast number of opportunities available, which one is right for you.  Our network is able to provide specific local market information to help you efficiently navigate your search.

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

Seeking Top Strategic Talent?

Identifying the perfect candidate for your organization can be challenging.  Internal recruiters are oftentimes charged with the task of seeking candidates for multiple disciplines while trying to ‘do more with less’. Let us help you gain access to quality talent which suits your technical accounting and finance needs. 

IDENTIFY TOP TALENT

How do AAFA Affiliates work with North America’s leading companies? 

Retained Searches

 Are you seeking to identify expert upper-level management for your organization? 

Identify your company’s next leader through a retained search working with an AAFA Affiliate.

Contingent Searches

Are you having difficulty identifying talent within your market?

Expand your search by working with an AAFA Affiliate. Our partners will work with you to understand your current technical needs, budget, and timeline; then share your search with our network.  We work with you to develop an agreed upon placement fee that is paid only if you hire a candidate that we have represented to your company.

Consulting

Are you seeking accounting and finance expertise on a temporary basis or for a specific project?

With our network of 40+ offices, AAFA is available to assist you in identifying expert consulting resources on a national level.   We are able to access top talent that can meet your interim needs in an expeditious and cost effective manner without sacrificing professional capabilities.

Retained Searches

Are you seeking to identify expert upper-level management for your organization? Identify your company’s next leader through a retained search working with an AAFA Affiliate.

Executive/Strategic Hires
Our retained services provide an uncompromising commitment to finding a strategic executive to lead your organization. Positions in the senior executive to mid-management levels are often seen as high risk in the hiring process. We recognize the complexities of finding strategic talent. Our extensive national network performs due diligence on every single candidate – ensuring that your time is an investment made in reducing the risk of ‘bad hire’.

Professional Expertise
All industries command specific technical skills that can respond to the varying degrees business complexities. We can provide you with access to our national network of skilled recruiters that offer industry specialization, ultimately providing you with an acceleration advantage in acquiring a new hire that fits your targeted criteria.

Costs
Time is money. Let our team reduce the likelihood of high turnover. We know that turnover can be significant and has been estimated to be as much as 150% of annual salary. Our team is able to provide focus and expertise that produces quicker results than most corporate recruiters. We will ensure that your time is well spent!

Contingent Searches

Are you having difficulty identifying talent within your market? Expand your search by working with an AAFA Affiliate. Our partners will work with you to understand your current technical needs, budget, and timeline; then share your search with our network.  We work with you to develop an agreed upon placement fee that is paid only if you hire a candidate that we have represented to your company.

Our Network
By working with an AAFA Affiliate on your next search, you gain access to our expansive national network of professionals that have been extensively screened for technical skill sets and personal skills that would fit with your organization.  

Your Time is Valuable
We ensure that each of our candidates is qualified and is actively seeking career advancement.  As a result, you invest time in meeting with qualified candidates who are truly interested in your company, as well as the position.

Consulting

Are you seeking accounting and finance expertise on a temporary basis or for a specific project? With our network of 40+ offices, AAFA is available to assist you in identifying expert consulting resources on a national level.   We are able to access top talent that can meet your interim needs in an expeditious and cost effective manner without sacrificing professional capabilities.

Hit the Ground Running
Our candidates have the expertise and skillsets necessary to meet your project needs.  Our professionals are able to make an immediate contribution.  As a result, the quicker ramp up time allows for resources to be efficiently applied to the task at hand.  After all, your project needed done yesterday!

Diverse Perspectives
Our candidates have experiences in a wide array of industries on a variety of complex projects.  As a result, our professionals can give a differing perspective to tackle a challenge.  New talent = new ideas!

Evaluate the Fit
We understand that it is difficult to predict a candidate’s success within the culture and demands of your organization.  A consulting role within your company can provide the opportunity to serve as a ‘working interview’. Both you and the candidate can determine if there is a long term fit.  It’s a great way for both sides to assess if there is a mutual interest in a permanent position.

Testimonials

As a CFO with years of experience working with my local search partner my biggest fear in hiring outside the area was that someone else wouldn’t understand me the way they did or come to the table with a pool of candidates at the level of quality I expected. I was relieved to know that there was a great option because of their good standing within this Affiliate organization. I got another great partner and terrific candidates.

CFO, Fortune 500 Technology company
I had 10 years of working experience with my local search partner and it was only when I was planning a relocation did I realize how much I took that relationship for granted. My job move was a result of a decision to move nearer my wife’s family so my job choice and options given to me weren’t simply about me, it was about my entire family. It was such a great experience working with firms that held the same values and personal attention I was used to in my local search partner. I got insight to the local market that ranged from salary to company options and landed a job, a great job in a tight market.

Controller, Multi-National Consumer Goods company
Not just a great Local Source, but a Great National Source of talented, professional, and ethical partners that my firm has used over and over again for our Regional Search needs.

CFO, National Service organization
I looked on my own without luck and with a feeling like I was searching in the dark. I didn’t have a resource across the country I had faith in. It was then I turned to my trusted local search firm I’ve known since I was in public accounting and understood how their affiliation with AAFA could truly be a resource for me. Within 3 months I found a job in Chicago that wasn’t just good, but great. I know have both a great job in a great city, but a great new recruiting resource to use for my future hires.

VP of Finance, International Financial Services company