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Christian Cepeda

Finance & Accounting Recruiter

Los Angeles + Sacramento, California / Nationwide Search

Recruiting since 2015


My recruiting career started in 2015 and early on specialized in finance and accounting at a global, Fortune 500 agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have since recruited with a nationwide agency before finding myself at Empower where I can best serve my clients. I have recruited for direct-hire and consulting placements at the staff, management, and executive levels for clients in various industries including but not limited to manufacturing, construction, real estate, financial services, nonprofit, CPG, software.

I love partnering with great leaders and matching them up with local professionals and leading nationwide searches that require a combination of finance/accounting acumen and data/business intelligence skills in SMB and large companies alike.

Industry contingent search success rate: 12-18%

My success rate with Empower's [CON-TAINED] Search: 85%

The roles I recruit for include but not limited to:

  • CFO/ VP Finance
  • Director, Accounting/Finance/FP&A
  • Controller, Corporate/Division/Regional
  • Manager, Accounting/Finance/FP&A
  • Staff/Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst
  • Manager/Analyst, Business Intelligence
  • Manager/Analyst, Financial/Acctg. Systems


  • “Christian has helped me hire several finance and accounting employees during the last few years. He has a strong network in the greater Sacramento area and has helped me nationwide as well. I’ve enjoyed his partnership and will continue to leverage his support building data-driven finance teams pushing business transformation.” – VP Finance @ Manufacturing Company
  • “Christian is a consummate recruiter who listens to his clients’ needs. Christian helped our company to fill three positions across the US, and because he understood what the company and candidates were looking for, the process was quite effortless. I highly recommend Christian and am looking forward to work with him again.” – CFO @ Retail Company
  • “You know Christian is good when he comes recommended by your favorite recruiter at a different firm (she retired). He has completed a several local and nationwide FP&A and BI/Systems searches for me and has often made it difficult to choose between amazing candidates.” – Dir. FP&A @ Healthcare Company
  • We have an in-house recruiter and worked with multiple agencies for over two months to fill one senior accountant role until I met with Christian. He helped fill that position in a few weeks and build out the team filling another three new openings since.“ – Corporate Controller @ CPG Company