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Saab Global

Senior Financial Analyst

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. Surveillance Systems is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join the Business Finance organization. This position will report directly to the Surveillance Systems Defense Finance Manager and provide a wide range of financial support for DoD and other contracts, as well as perform business and indirect cost analysis.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support assigned contracts and interfaces with program teams to track and forecast financial performance

  • Implement, lead and execute Earned Value Management processes including generating analysis, metrics and reporting. Generates cost and schedule variance analysis and manages project control functions

  • Support the development and maintenance of the program budget baseline including work authorization and baseline change requests

  • Forecast and track revenue recognition, cash flow, program expenditures and Estimates at Completion providing timely variance analysis

  • Review program contracts to ensure business compliance to all clauses and DoD regulations

  • Track program receivables and identify opportunities to improve cash flow

  • Work across functions to ensure contracts are executing to budget and delivering to schedule

  • Lead proposal costing and pricing efforts including cash flow analysis and review of RFP clauses for compliance

  • Advise program team members and senior management of financial health of programs

  • 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 inputs to process improvement efforts. Work collaboratively with department to identify, propose and implement process improvement ideas to enable more accurate and efficient reporting.

Compensation Range:  $75,800-$94,800

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:

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • MBA Degree preferred, but not required
  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Financial analysis experience in the U.S. DoD contracting industry

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel including but not limited to pivot tables, formulas and graphing
  • Proficient with Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts, systems and reporting
  • Proficient with US GAAP, IFRS and other general accounting rules and principles
  • U.S. Government Contracting experience desired including familiarity with FAR, DFARS and CAS rules and regulations.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to interface and work with various cross functional teams and work effectively across various levels of the organization
  • Effective use of problem solving skills and analytical thinking

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Familiarity with Oracle E-business Suite or other ERP systems, Cobra and other financial management software helpful, but not required.

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.