Saab, Inc is seeking a Senior Director of Finance (Business Controller) to join the Finance and Accounting organization located in East Syracuse, NY. This position is eligible for Saab Inc’s relocation package.
The Senior Director of Finance, reporting directly to the CFO, will perform in a critical role leading the organization’s overall program budgeting, financial reporting, and financial planning. In addition to being a valuable adviser and partner to the CFO, this position will also provide the strategic direction and financial oversight of financial operations to ensure continued business growth, and that the company delivers on its mission, strategic goals, and objectives.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Directly manage and lead team of Business Unit Controllers 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 Business Unit General Managers for the US divisions within Saab, providing financial guidance and control.
Coordinate and present annual Business Unit Budgets and quarterly Forecasts to Division General Managers, 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.
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: $222,200-$305,500
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.
20+ 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.
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.
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
Student loan assistance
Wellness account, Care.com subscription and employee assistance programs
Employee stock purchase program with employer match
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.