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Senior Accountant

MaxCyte, Inc.
Rockville, MD
Start date
May 11, 2023

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Job Type Full-time

The Senior Accountant is responsible for developing and providing accurate information for financial reporting. This position plays a key role in the month-end close process and is responsible for financial analysis, reporting, reconciliations, and journal entries. The Senior Accountant is knowledgeable regarding US GAAP and preparation of financial statements in a SOX compliant environment. All work product of the Senior Accountant is compliant with GAAP and other relevant requirements. This position will work independently and under general supervision on various accounting projects and assist with quarterly and annual financial auditor requests and reporting. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintains accrual and prepaid accounting ledgers, prepares journal entries and reviews monthly activity in the general ledger 
  • Interacts with department budget holders and vendors to track, monitor, and review month-end accruals. Records and prepares required journal entries and supporting documentation
  • Reviews and reconciles various balance sheet accounts, investigates variances, and prepares journal entries and supporting documentation
  • Prepares detailed analytics to support account balances on the balance sheet and income statement
  • Maintains internal controls for key processes to ensure compliance with SOX 404 regulations and procedures
  • Participates in developing process improvement recommendations for accounting procedures and practices
  • Reviews and approves customer invoices timely for accuracy and completeness 
  • Reviews vendors bill postings for correct general ledger and department coding and accuracy 
  • Participates in developing policies and processes that will streamline accounting and financial reporting and ensure that processes and procedures are appropriately documented and executed in a SOX environment
  • Maintains and analyzes internal financial allocations to support the Company’s financial statements and audit review processes
  • Interacts with internal and external auditors and consultants to provide data and documentation for all financial and SOX audits and reviews
  • Actively participates in implementation of accounting process automation including implementation of NetSuite modules and other software tools 
  • Complies with all applicable policies regarding health, safety, and the environment  
  • BS in Accounting or equivalent field/degree; 8+ years of general ledger experience; experience working in a public company is required; experience in a biotech company is a plus 
  • Solid track record working with general ledger accounts, reconciliations, variance reporting and analysis, accounts payable and accounts receivable processing
  • Flexible and detail orientated, with ability to prepare and maintain accurate records; excellent planning, and organizational skills 
  • Proficient using various relevant software applications, including MSOffice with advanced skills in Excel and accounting software [i.e. NetSuite]
  • Ability to work independently and proactively under general guidance. Proactively identifies and communicates issues and appropriate solutions 
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal). Ability to successfully and constructively interact with all levels of employees and external vendors 
  • Able to appropriately manage confidential or sensitive information and utilize strong business judgment 
  • Hybrid work schedule

Note: To the extent permissible under applicable law, candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.  


We provide our patented, high-performance  cell-engineering platform to biopharmaceutical partners engaged in drug discovery and development, biomanufacturing and cell therapy, including gene editing and immuno-oncology. With our robust delivery platform, our team of scientific experts helps our partners unlock the potential of their products and solve development and commercialization challenges.

This platform allows for the engineering of nearly all cell types, including human primary cells, with any molecule, at any scale. It also provides unparalleled consistency and minimal cell disturbance – facilitating rapid, large-scale, clinical- and commercial-grade  cell-engineering in a non-viral system and with low-toxicity concerns. Our  cell-engineering platform is FDA-cleared, providing our customers and partners with an established regulatory path to commercialize cell-based medicines.

We are also developing novel CARMA cellular therapies for our own pipeline with our first drug candidate in a Phase I clinical trial. CARMA is MaxCyte’s novel proprietary technology for development of human mRNA-based cellular therapies to treat a broad range of diseases.

Stock Exchange: Alternative Investment Market

Stock Symbol: MXCT


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