Lead Accountant

POSTED: August 31, 2021
BUSINESS: Saab
POSITION TYPE: Full-time
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Job Description: 

Saab Inc. is currently seeking a Lead Accountant to lead the implementation of IFS Financials for our Advanced Manufacturing facility being newly constructed in West Lafayette Indiana.  The position will report to The Director of Accounting Shared  Services, and will be responsible for the implementation as well as all subsequent accounting routines for the Indiana Facility, including the supervision of a junior accountant.  The individual will work alongside the project lead(s) through execution and completion of the finance modules including design and configurations, test cycles, data migration, and cutover/go-live.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes

  • Review and approve all accounting transactions

  • Supervise a junior accountant

  • Liaison with stakeholders and implementation partners

  • Work with stakeholders to drive new compliant process designs/workflow and the completeness of master data collections

  • Participate in the user acceptance testing cycle including issues tracking and resolution, test results documentation, and internal control requirements

  • Document procedures and processes applicable to the new ERP and peripheral systems

  • Assist with ERP system upgrades as needed

Skills and Experience:

  • BS/BA in Accounting with a CPA preferred

  • 15+ years experience

  • Experience with systems implementation (ERP in particular) and project management

  • Strong IFS experience preferred

  • Proficient with data sets, data mining, and the use of data

  • Knowledge of government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) a plus

 

For more information and to apply go to https://www.saab.com/career/job-opportunities/lead-accountant3 

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