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Saab Global

Accounting Specialist, AR/AP

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 October 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is currently seeking an individual who is driven to learn and highly motivated, for the role of Accounting Specialist – Accounts Payable, serving as an integral part of the Corporate Finance team. This position is a regular, full-time position located at our Collamer office in East Syracuse, NY.

The ideal candidate will have basic accounting skills, accounts payable experience, accuracy, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review, match, and voucher all vendor invoices with appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment.

  • Resolve price/quantity variances to ensure all invoices and purchase orders are properly accounted.

  • Respond to all vendor inquiries in timely fashion.

  • Reconcile vendor statements, research, and correct discrepancies.

  • Collaborate with other departments including supply chain and government compliance to ensure that all matters are handled timely and adhere to procedures.

  • Post reclasses in assistance with account/project reconciliation and government compliance.

  • Assist the month end close process.

  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices.

  • Assist with other projects as needed.

Compensation Range: $19.47- $22.88

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline preferred.

  • 2+ years experience in an accounting discipline or business environment, government contracting experience preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • IFS/Oracle experience helpful, but not required.

  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Solid written and oral communication skills and analytical problem solving.

  • Sound and consistent business judgment, a good grasp of Company priorities and a sense of urgency.

  • High level of enthusiasm, a positive attitude, the ability to remain flexible to meet internal and external needs.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.