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Saab Global

Business Controller and Deputy BU Controller

Stockholm - Järfälla, Sweden
Closing date: 11 August 2024

Want to influence the bigger picture? At Saab, you can realise amazing innovations that keep people and societies safe. Together, we can truly make an impact – and your part matters.

Your role

Saab is now looking for a solution-oriented Business Controller with the right drive and mindset to oversee all financial activities of the organization!

This includes several areas such as leading the annual budgeting process, quarterly forecasts, and long-term financial business planning in liaison with strategy function. You will also be responsible for financial reporting which includes preparing and presenting detailed financial reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, to the management and other stakeholders.

As a Business Controller you will also make performance analysis such as; conduct thorough financial analysis and simulation to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement. You will also play an important roll in the team where you will support and mentor other finance professionals, fostering a culture of high performance and continuous development.

Other assignment includes:

  • Cost management: Implementing and maintaining cost control measures, ensuring efficient resource allocation and expenditure management.
  • Strategic planning: Collaborate with the Business Unit Controller and management team to develop and execute the business unit’s strategic plan, including investments, new business opportunities and project execution
  • Risk management: Identify and mitigate financial risks, ensuring robust internal controls and compliance with relevant regulations and policies.

The position is based in Järfälla.

Your Profile

To be successful in this role we would like you to have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide strategic insights. Having ability to think strategically and contribute to the overall direction of the business unit are other valuable traits.

We also believe a suitable background for this role contains:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field. A Master’s degree or professional qualification is highly desirable.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive experience in finance or accounting roles, with at least 3-5 years in a leadership position.
  • Technical skills: Proficiency in financial modeling, forecasting, and analysis. Advanced knowledge of ERP systems and financial software (e.g. Agresso, Mercur, HFM).
  • Communication skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively present to ideas and decision support to management and stakeholders.

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

What You Will Be a Part Of

Behind our innovations stand the people who make them possible. Brave pioneers and curious minds. Everyday heroes and inventive troubleshooters. Those who share deep knowledge and those who explore sky-high. And everyone in between.  ​

Joining us means making an impact together, contributing in our own unique ways. From crafting complex code and building impressive defence and security solutions to simply sharing a coffee with a colleague, every action counts. We encourage you to take on challenges, to create smart inventions and grow in our friendly and tech-savvy workspace. We have a solid mission to keep people and society safe.

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 22,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer and more sustainable world.

Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations. Read more about us here

Please note that the recruitment process will begin in August, but we will be happy to receive your application as soon as possible!