We Are Hiring

Accounting Associate – NYC Team

The Parkside Group, New York’s leading full-service public affairs firm, is seeking an Accounting Associate to join its practice in New York City. This is a unique opportunity to join an industry-leading team and advance a growing business representing a variety of interests before city and state government, as well as our public relations and political campaign practices.

This newly created position will report to the President and the COO.

Our company is committed to diversity and believes that our continued success has been made possible by hiring, retaining, promoting, and encouraging the people on our team. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, and those who identify as disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee accounts, ledgers and financial reporting in QuickBooks Online
  • Serve as finance point of contact for clients, vendors, and outside accounting firm
  • Process electronic and physical deposits and apply to client invoices
  • Oversee project budgets; prepare and send client invoices on a timely basis
  • Enter vendor invoices, select invoices for payment, and set up check run; review vendor invoices for reasonableness
  • Drive accounts receivable processes; lead weekly A/R meeting with company CEO, send client statements, and collect aged balances
  • Complete bank and credit card reconciliations and resolve exception items
  • Review trial balance and liaise with external accounting firm on a monthly basis to complete any required journal entries and other adjustments
  • Complete other tasks, analyses, reporting, or internal audits, as needed

Core Competencies

  • Accounting skills (degree in accounting or equivalent)
  • Articulate and effective oral and written communication skills; ability to adapt communication style to a variety of situations and a diverse group of internal and external constituents
  • Proactive in identifying issues and able to problem-solve and find optimal solution
  • Intermediate Excel skills (e.g., drop down lists, conditional formatting)
  • Expert QuickBooks Online skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and organize effectively, even during cyclical periods with high volume of work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of company and client information

Education and Experience

  • Degree in accounting and 2-4 years relevant experience (required)
  • Experience (2-4 years) working with QuickBooks Online in a high-volume environment (required); QB certification (preferred)
  • Experience working in client service industry (required)

Join Our Team
The Parkside Group cares deeply about the holistic employee experience and is proud to offer the following package to permanent employees:

  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonus
  • A team committed to your professional development and growth with promotion-track opportunities
  • Company-sponsored medical benefits
  • Profit share plan for retirement planning, available to all permanent employees after vesting period
  • Generous PTO plan
  • 12 paid company recognized holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Mobile phone stipend or plans available
  • Our company continues to honor a hybrid (home and office) policy, but the candidate must be local to New York City.

Anticipated salary range is $70,000 - $80,000

The position will be hybrid, based in our New York City office.

In order to be considered, please submit resume via email to Chief Operating Officer Lauren Bush at


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