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Saab Global

Finance - Site Controller

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date: 27 June 2024

Job Description:

As Saab is establishing a new aerospace operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Finance Site Controller to be part of our leadership team coordinating the completion of all plant accounting and financial reporting activities. This position develops, interprets and implements financial concepts for financial planning and control. You will also conduct technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance analyzing and preparing recommendations for financial plans, trended future requirements, and operating forecasts. Beyond the daily operation of T7 manufacturing you also will perform economic research and studies in the areas of rates of return, depreciations, working capital requirements, investment opportunities, investment performance and impact of governmental requirements.

The successful candidate will be involved in all financial matters, including:

  •  Controlling production costs and inventory management

  •  Building an efficient financial reporting structure

  • Managing a local, growing finance team

  •  Reporting financial status and performance

  •  Leading forecasting and budgeting processes

  • Implementing and managing the company ERP-system

  • Modeling Company core values: Trust, Drive, Expertise and Support

  • Creating financial business plans for prospective new business models

  • Other financial projects as assigned

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, Finance, Accounting or related discipline is required. MBA desirable. 

  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience with proven track record of success in leading mid to large functional and/or program organizations.

  • Extensive knowledge of Production Control and Financial Control

  • Experience setting up a financial structure in a company

  • Knowledge and experience of ERP implementations and/or major upgrades

  • Familiar with the manufacturing environment, preferably in Aerostructures

  • Excellent communication and proven leadership skills

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively in a team setting

  • Driven, innovative and takes initiative without being asked

  • Accepting of new ideas and has the desire to continue learning

  • Experience with government cost accounting

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.