Lead Government Accounting and Compliance Analyst; Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 22 December 2016

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.



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Syracuse, NY


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What you will be part of

Saab Sensor Systems is a rapidly growing business unit located in Syracuse, NY operating within Saab Defense and Security USA LLC. The Sensor Systems Division is focused on design, development, integration, test, deployment and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems primarily for aerospace and defense industry partners, and US Government agencies. Saab Defense and Security USA LLC provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Your role

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, Sensor Systems Division is looking for a Lead Government Accounting & Compliance Analyst to join the Finance organization. This position will report directly to the Director of Government Accounting & Compliance. It will support government accounting and compliance activities such as developing and submitting direct and indirect rate proposals; participating in numerous DCAA/DCMA financial and business system audits; analyzing and reporting of indirect rates, general ledger details, project expenditures, and unallowable costs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with Finance, Contracts, Program Management, and Business Systems teams to implement, reconcile, and/or maintain Oracle ERP modules to ensure compliance with applicable accounting and business system criteria.
  • Review, interpret, and provide guidance on US Government accounting and compliance reporting requirements, rules, and regulations such as CAS, FAR, DFARS, and AMS.
  • Assist in the development, preparation, and subsequent support for US Government audits of the company’s forward pricing rates and final incurred cost proposals.
  • Lead and/or participate in numerous DCAA/DCMA financial and business system audits as required.
  • Monitor, develop, and analyze monthly reports of indirect rates, general ledger details, project expenditures, and unallowable costs.
  • Develop or enhance processes and procedures to track expenditures and revenue by immediate and end user customers in order to support internal analyses and external government reporting.
  • Analyze and maintain cost accounting information in the financial systems in order to ensure accuracy and compliance with government accounting regulations.
  • Provide ad hoc accounting and financial support as required.

Your skills and experience

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • 15+ years of related experience (13+ years if Master's/MBA)

Required Skills:

  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and effective time management skills with ability to multi-task.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and other Microsoft Office tools (Word, Powerpoint).
  • Ability to interface with financial and cross-functional teams and work effectively with various levels of the organization.
  • Ability to achieve deadlines and work independently when required.
  • Ability to interface with various US Government and internal teams in order to support accounting and business system audits and reviews.
  • Familiarity with US Government rules and regulations such as CAS, FAR, DFARS, and AMS.
  • Familiarity with Accounting systems such as Oracle E-business Suite preferred but not required.

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background investigation and/or successfully demonstrate eligibility to receive applicable Government security clearance(s).

As a contractor for the United States Department of Defense, Saab Defense and Security USA LLC is an E-Verify participant and applicants must be U.S. Citizens in order to be considered for employment. 

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 14,700 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, or disability status.

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