AR Billing Specialist in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

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. 

REPORTS TO: Treasurer



  • Responsible for interpreting payment clauses, to include those clauses in highly complex multi-billion dollar contracts containing multiple contract types and multiple contract line items
  • Responsible for the creation of weekly invoices to Customers in accordance with approved invoice formats
  • Collects data and prepares supporting documentation for inclusion with invoice submittals
  • Consistent and timely entry of customer invoices into the accounting system
  • Enters, reviews, and monitors invoice progress through the Department of Defense accounting system, WAWF or other Customer required invoice systems
  • Reconciles invoice data to source documentation, including labor, material and overhead
  • Researches and resolves any customer related questions regarding invoices or credits
  • Communicates directly with SUPSHIP personnel regarding funding and invoices
  • Enters Customer payments into the accounting system
  • Responsible for preparation of the quarterly reweights and revised billing price calculations in accordance with the approved billing system and in compliance with the contractual requirements of each program
  • Supports audit requests from DCAA and external auditors, as needed
  • Prepares and submits to Corporate monthly intercompany invoices
  • Provides monthly reporting data to Financial Analysis team to support financial forecasting model
  • Maintains written policy and procedures for area of responsibility
  • Maintains compliance with Company policies and procedures


  • 3-5 years Accounts Receivable and general accounting experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent, required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills combined with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with Government contracts a plus but not required
  • Highly organized
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Planning system a plus



DISCRETION EXERCISED: Ability to work independent and make sound judgments

LIAISES WITH: Government agencies, external auditors, other departments within the organization


  • 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 (permanent resident or citizen)
    • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
    • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen
    • Willing to submit to a background check
    • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19


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.