Staff Accountant

Idea Hall, an award-winning, creative communications agency based in Orange County, California, is seeking an experienced, hard-working and detail-driven Staff Accountant. This position will report directly to and work in conjunction with the Controller to perform the day to day general bookkeeping and accounting-related activities for the agency. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team member with good communications skills who is well-versed in GAAP accounting principles, QuickBooks Online and the full accounting cycle. Also having some prior experience in a “time and billing” environment would be beneficial but not required. You will be part of a growing team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances.

About Idea Hall: Idea Hall has been named a “Best Place to Work in Orange County” by Orange County Business Journal; one of the “8 Coolest Hidden Gem Companies to Work for in Southern California” by Medium; and rank #88 out of 360 companies in the nation on Entrepreneur’s “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” list. We’re not your typical PR agency. Building brands and buzz leveraging many communications and marketing disciplines in an integrated, holistic fashion is what we’re about. We unite public relations, branding and marketing together to build a powerful service offering to meet our clients’ many and diverse needs. Think of it as the peanut butter in your chocolate. The rock in your roll. It’s assembling commonly disparate forces together to build powerful brands, effective communications, and raving fans. It’s PR, with the soul of a creative. At our core we believe in being “Champions of All Things Good” for our clients and our community. We’ve been named to the OC Civic 50 by OCBJ for the past five years! Idea Hall is Orange County’s boutique agency, but don’t let our size fool you. Big things come in small packages. But our box needs to get bigger, brighter, and that’s where you come in.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and skill set. Idea Hall offers a generous benefits package.


  • Full-cycle accounts payable and bank reconciliations
  • Process vendor inquiries and maintain vendor files
  • Credit card reconciliation
  • Client Billing and AR management
  • Assist with semi-monthly payroll: hourly and salaried staff and expense reports
  • Assist with generating monthly financials according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
  • Post and process journal entries and adjustments to ensure all business transactions are recorded accurately
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
  • Assist with preparing weekly/monthly reports
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings
  • Assist with budgeting
  • Assist with End of Year 1099’s & W-2s
  • Assist with depreciation and prepaid accruals
  • Assist with staff benefits
  • Assist with other accounting projects, as needed

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as a junior staff accountant
  • Excellent organizing abilities
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good with numbers and figures and an analytical acumen
  • Good understanding of GAAP accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant computer software (e.g. QuickBooks Online)
  • BS/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field

How to Apply

Orange County's Creative Communications Agency