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Staff Accountant


Cell Culture Company (C3) is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on custom production of recombinant protein-based therapeutic and diagnostic large molecules. We specialize in "small-scale" manufacturing of drugs for clinical trials targeting orphan drugs, personalized therapies, precision medicines, companion diagnostics, in vitro diagnostics, and more. 

C3 also manufactures, distributes and services AcuSyst perfusion bioreactor systems.

Our advantage is our ability to deliver the highest levels of quality while reducing financial risk and increasing speed to market for our customers. Our employees are experts in upstream bioreactor technology, downstream process engineering, quality control, and regulatory compliance. 

C3 has supported 20+ FDA clinical trials and serviced 1,700+ global organizations. We are currently contracted to manufacture an FDA-approved biologic at commercial scale. We are a fast-growing company with opportunities for career growth seeking employees who are passionate about contributing to the development of new and innovative therapies. 

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, C3 is headquartered at a 33,000-square foot facility that houses corporate offices, bioreactor manufacturing operations, a GMP-compliant custom mammalian and protein production space, and a distribution center.


The Staff Accountant works under the supervision of the Director of Accounting and Human Resources to assist with financial reporting, maintain records and general ledgers, and perform general bookkeeping, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that include analytical work and thorough review of financial records. The Staff Accountant is also responsible for billing activities, such as accounts payable and accounts receivable.


  • Assist the Director of Accounting and Human Resources with the day-to-day, monthly and year-end operations of the Accounting Department.
  • Perform the processing and recording of accounts payable transactions and ensure that all invoices are paid accurately and in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Process cash receipts, record revenue and receivables.
  • Assist in processing of expense allocations, monthly accruals, amortization of prepaid expenses, fixed asset depreciation and recording of adjusting and reclassification journal entries, if necessary.
  • Perform general account analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets, accruals and prepaid expenses.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports such as financial statements and budget performance.
  • Perform such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time – quite often on short notice.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 1 year experience in accounting is required.
  • Experience with Great Plains software preferred.
  • Advanced to expert level in MS Excel (pivot tables and formulas).
  • Articulate verbal skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Self-starter with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, good judgement in logical decision making, and a hands-on approach.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.


  • Most duties performed in usual office conditions with standard office equipment, computer, copier, fax and phone.
  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
  • Use of computer terminal requiring frequent mental and visual attention.


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