Senior Accountant; Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 07 November 2017

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 Defense and Security USA LLC (SDAS) provides solutions and technology that are at the core of defense and homeland security. SDAS is headquartered in Syracuse, NY and is comprised of four business units in various locations in the United States. 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 is currently seeking a Senior Accountant with billing experience to contribute as an integral part of the Corporate Finance team. This position is initially temporary for 6 months with the opportunity to become fulltime-regular, depending upon business needs. The ideal candidate will have strong accounting and analytical skills, accuracy, attention to detail, excellent communication skills and the ability to learn quickly.

The Senior Accountant is responsible to review and approve customer invoices for all business divisions. This will involve the ability to read and interpret customer contracts for relevant billing information, familiarity with various contract types (Fixed Price, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, and Time & Materials), and interaction with various internal personnel. The Senior Accountant will also seek out improvements to process and internal controls.

Your skills and experience

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in Billing

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Oracle experience helpful, but not required
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Solid written and oral communication skills and analytical problem solving
  • Sound and consistent business judgment, a good grasp of Company priorities and a sense of urgency
  • High level of enthusiasm, with the ability to remain flexible to meet internal and external needs

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 15,500 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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