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Senior Accountant

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 January 2022
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Job Description:

Saab is seeking a Senior Accountant to play a key role in the implementation of IFS Financials for our Advanced Manufacturing facility being newly constructed in West Lafayette, IN. The position will report to the Director of Accounting Shared Services and assist with the implementation as well as all subsequent accounting procedures for the Indiana facility.  The successful candidate will work alongside the project lead(s) through execution and completion of the finance modules including design and configurations, test cycles, data migration, and cutover/go-live.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes.

  • Mentor junior level accounting staff.

  • Liaison with stakeholders and implementation partners.

  • Work with stakeholders to drive new compliant process designs/workflow and the completeness of master data collections.

  • Participate in the user acceptance testing cycle including issues tracking and resolution, test results documentation, and internal control requirements.

  • Document procedures and processes applicable to the new ERP and peripheral systems.

  • Assist with ERP system upgrades as needed.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related discipline is required. CPA preferred.

  • 8+ years of accounting or other relevant experience.

  • Experience with systems implementation (ERP in particular) and project management.

  • Strong IFS experience preferred.

  • Proficient with data sets, data mining, and the use of data.

  • Knowledge of government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) is a plus.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

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.