Accounting Manager in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Austal USA Assistant Controller



  • Performs accounting responsibilities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions of the general ledger
  • Responsible for preparation and compilation of monthly and year-end financial reporting support schedules
  • Prepares monthly and annual financial statements
  • Develops and monitors overhead rates to include, actual rates, bid rates and billing rates  
  • Coordinates and liaisons with external and internal auditors/reviewers to ensure compliance with proper reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Supports audits by Defense Contracting Audit Agency (DCAA) which includes data compilation, analysis of financial trends, and reconciliation of data to supporting documentation
  • Oversee and manage the preparation of annual budgeting and forecasting  
  • Ensure all lease/rental agreements are in compliance with IFRS guidelines
  • Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned by Senior Management related to any Austal entity
  • Maintains written policy and procedures for area of responsibility
  • Maintains compliance with Company policies and procedures


  • BS/BA Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with a minimum of 10 years of experience covering manufacturing, government contracting and/or construction
  • Advance degree, such as a MSA, MBA, CPA, a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of computer and technical aptitude to utilize MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of IFRS, GAAP and CAS
  • Experience with government and accounting standard compliance, preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams/organizations with attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail, organization skills a must.
  • Flexible and has the capability to deliver results in a fast paced, and high volume environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Detail oriented with a high degree of personal accountability
  • Working knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Planning system a plus
  • Ability to go in the shipyard, including off-site warehouse(s) and Austal’s West Campus, and conduct interviews. This includes physically climbing stairs and moving safely through constructions areas on and off vessels.
  • Ability to travel as needed


DIRECTION EXERCISED: Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals and a variety of complicated tasks.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals and a variety of complicated tasks.

LIAISES WITH: Personnel from all departments to include management, external auditors, DCAA auditors.


  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:
    • 18 years or older at time of application
    • Able to provide proof of US Person status
    • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen
    • Willing to submit to a background check


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, +90dB.

Equal Employment Commitment

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion.