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Saab Global
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Lead Financial Analyst

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 September 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. seeks a Lead Financial Analyst to join the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team. This position will report directly to the Director of FP&A. This is a key position and a highly visible role requiring strong analytical and collaboration skills.


  • Lead preparation, analysis and completion of actual, budgeted and forecasted financial statements and presentations

  • Create and maintain financial tools and reports used for results, planning and analysis

  • Partner with corporate leaders to provide insights and optimize financial performance

  • Track and plan functional and corporate cost budgets and present to respective functional leads

  • Communicate results and projections to US and Swedish management

  • Work with business Finance Controllers to consolidate, analyze and understand results and projections

  • Interface with Accounting and Government Compliance functions to support monthly closings, audits and forward pricing rates

  • Support implementations of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence (BI) tools

  • Lead process improvements and consistency across the organization to enable more efficient and insightful planning and analysis

Skills and Experience:

Education and Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related discipline

  • MBA or MS degree in Finance or related discipline preferred


  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize multiple tasks and drive solutions and process improvements

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and creative problem-solving skills through building models, reports and dashboards

  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to lead discussions

  • Success with training junior financial analysts

  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience with ERP software and BI tools, with ERP or BI implementation experience preferred

  • Familiar with US GAAP, IFRS and other general accounting rules and principles

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 18,000 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 seven 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.