Lead Financial Analyst
Saab, Inc. Surveillance Systems division, in Syracuse, NY, is looking for Lead Financial Analysts to join the Business Finance organization. This position will report directly to the Finance Manager and provide financial support for DoD and other various contracts.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Primary financial analyst for contracts interfacing with program teams to track and forecast financial performance
Track revenue recognition, cash flow, program expenditures and Estimates at Completion providing timely variance analysis
Track program receivables and identify opportunities to improve cash flow
Assist the Manufacturing and Supply Chain organizations in tracking material costs from Purchase Order release, to inventory, to project expense to ensure program material estimates are accurate
Supports the development and maintenance of the program budget baseline including work authorization and baseline change requests
Implement and execute Earned Value Management, Analysis and Reporting. Calculate and lead cost and schedule variance analysis and other project controls functions
Prepare and present external and internal financial reporting
Work with Program Managers and Finance Manager to ensure program forecasts are accurately reflected in business P&L and cash flow forecasts for the annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and long range planning.
Provide proposal costing and pricing support, cash flow analysis and review of RFP clauses for compliance
Assist the Contracts and Subcontracts organization in complying with applicable FAR, DFARS and CAS regulations for all proposal submissions and negotiations
Ensure contract compliance with applicable FAR, DFARS and CAS regulations
External Audit interface for programs selected for review
Interface with Accounting to ensure program financials are properly stated on income statement and balance sheet
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting. MBA preferred
10+ years of relevant experience
Financial analysis experience in the U.S. DoD contracting industry utilizing Earn Value Management
U.S. Government Contracting experience including familiarity with FAR, DFARS and CAS rules and regulations
Experience in costing and pricing compliant U.S. DoD proposals.
Expert in Microsoft Excel including but not limited to pivot tables, formulas and graphing
Ability to interface and work with various cross functional teams and work effectively with various levels of the organization
Familiarity with US GAAP, IFRS and other general accounting rules and principles
Familiarity of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and financial reporting software
Strong analytical and communication skills and ability to multi-task
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to proactively identify and implement process and tool improvements
Familiarity with Earned Value Management (EVM) systems and reporting
Familiarity with Oracle E-business Suite and other financial management software helpful but not required.
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.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).
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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability
401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match
Employee assistance programs
Employee stock purchase program with employer match
Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.
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.