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Director, Financial Analysis

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 December 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc is looking for a Director of Finance for the Land Systems Division to join the Finance and Accounting organization. This position will report directly to the CFO along with leadership and direction from the VP GM of the Land Systems Division.  This is a remote opportunity; however, Saab Inc’s relocation package will be available for either the Orlando, FL or East Syracuse, NY office.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Directly manage and lead team of Financial Analysts including performance management, staffing, career development as well as suggesting and implementing finance organization changes to adapt to business priorities and growth.

  • Financial advisor to the Land Systems General Managers within Saab, providing financial guidance and control.

  • Coordinate and present annual Business Unit Budgets and quarterly Forecasts to Division General Manager, CEO, CFO and Business Unit leadership.

  • Leading the costing and pricing of U.S. Government and Commercial proposals including compliance with all applicable U.S. Government procurement and acquisition regulations; identify financial risks associated with proposed projects and manage the preparation and submittal of proposal cost volumes through various acquisition and negotiation stages.

  • Participate in core business process and strategic decisions as appropriate.

  • Actively participate in the Land Systems division’s growth strategy development process.

  • Lead regular reviews with the division LT that look at key financial performance metrics and resource planning/execution.

  • Create and oversee processes and cadence of tracking financial status of projects; providing early warning of issues, identifying areas for improvement, and quantifying impact to results to business stakeholders.

  • Accurately prepare, package, report, and present financial results.

  • Monitor cash flow and create key performance indicators and metrics; recommend actions for improvement.

  • Interface with international Saab Business Area Controllers to present financial results and meet Corporate financial requirements and deliverables.

  • Lead Government Compliance functions to support monthly closings, audits, forward pricing rates and ERP projects.

  • Interface with external auditors for financial & contract quarterly audits as well as manage internal controls and resulting internal audits.

  • Ensure income statement and balance sheets for division are properly stated and are consistent with US GAAP and IFRS standards.

  • Ensure business and contract compliance with applicable FAR, DFARS and CAS regulations.

  • Directly interface with DCAA, DCMA and other U.S. Government agencies with respect to various audits, system reviews and compliance inquiries.

  • Estimate and substantiate U.S. Forward Pricing Rates (direct and indirect) with the US Government annually; these rates are used when proposing new business and recording actual costs.

  • Due to significant international transactions, ensure consistent transfer pricing practices are used and followed for inter-company transactions.

Compensation Range: $154,300-$204,500

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:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting or Finance is required. MBA is strongly preferred.

  • 15+ years of financial experience in the U.S. Government Aerospace & Defense industry.

  • Strong leadership experience able to lead a Finance team with responsibility for execution, accuracy and results.

  • Strong U.S. Government Contracting experience including familiarity with FAR, DFARS and CAS rules and regulations; experience working directly with DCAA, DCMA and other U.S. Government agencies.

  • Experience recommending, leading and implementing change within the Finance domain including process improvements, re-organizations, changes to rate structures, new tools and systems and integration of new businesses.

  • Experience working with business leadership at the Executive level to recommend and analyze strategic business decisions.

  • Willingness to travel internationally.

  • Strong leadership, analytical and communication skills with the ability to multi-task, set priorities and delegate.

  • Ability to interface and work with various leaders from cross functional teams and work effectively with various levels of the organization including the CEO and CFO.

  • Ability to manage and adapt Finance organization to satisfy the needs and requirements of a growing business; be an influential leader in all business decision making.

  • Expert knowledge of U.S. GAAP, IFRS and other general accounting rules and principles; ability to recommend and implement best practices while adapting to rules changes.

  • Manage and lead Finance department culture of strong attention to detail and accuracy with sophisticated, timely, relevant analysis.

  • Ability to stay abreast of latest industry and technology trends and advocate for as well as implement best practices.

  • Ability to create and explain financial results for business managers and identify reasons for variances as well as corrective actions; seek out and provide advance warnings of risks and opportunities.

  • Ability to influence key stakeholders throughout the organization; recommend, drive and implement change based on best practices in the U.S. Aerospace & Defense industry.

Salary Range: $154,300-$204,500

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

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.