Payroll Specialist; Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 10 May 2019

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 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 seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Payroll Specialist, to contribute as an integral part of the Corporate Finance team in Syracuse, NY.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Process new hires, terminations, status changes, tax changes, deductions, time sheet data, rate changes, retroactive adjustments and special pays
  • Maintain vacation, sick leave and worker’s compensation records
  • Compile reports on base and premium pay
  • Work with payroll provider for custom payroll requirements
  • Research and produce special reports
  • Review and process employee travel and living expenses – ensuring expenses are reimbursed in accordance with company policy
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


Your skills and experience

Required Education and Experience:

  • HS Diploma, Associates Degree in Accounting preferred
  • 2+ years in an accounting discipline, preference will be given to payroll and/or government contracting experience

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of applications, especially Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Excellent 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 a keen customer focus and the ability to remain flexible to meet internal and external needs

Desired, but not required:

  • Oracle eBusiness Suite experience
  • ADP experience

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

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, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.


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