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Strategy Controller

San Diego, California, United States of America
Closing date: 30 November 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. Strategy Organization is looking for a Strategy Controller to join the Business Finance organization. This position will report directly to the CFO and provide financial support for DoD and other various contracts.  The preference is to have this individual located in East Syracuse, NY or San Diego, CA, however remote candidates will be considered. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Fully responsible for business plan and operating budget for the new strategy organization.

  • Business partner to the Chief Strategy Officer developing business cases and opportunities analysis for presentation to senior leadership in both the US and Sweden.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 highly preferred  

  • 10+ years of relevant experience preferred  

  • 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. 

Salary Range: $94,800-$120,900

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including, but not limited to, the role and responsibilities, market and business considerations, as well as the candidate’s work experience, key skills, and education/training.

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.