Director Program Finance in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Deputy Chief Financial Officer

SUPERVISES: Program Financial Managers, Financial Analysts, EVMS Analysts


  • Leads those individuals who are the principle points of contact for Program financial matters
  • Ensures that personnel perform job duties accurately and efficiently so that required deliverables are met and required reports are distributed to the Program Office and all levels of management on a timely basis
  • Liaison with internal and external Customers to ensure the overall objectives of the organization are properly aligned with strategic initiatives
  • Develops financial forecast models and analyses to support the Program financial strategies of the organization
  • Liaison with the Assistant Controller for actuals to complete the monthly financial forecast and ensure proper submittal to Executive leadership and Corporate
  • Coordinates with Corporate personnel on deliverables related to Programmatic data and financial forecasting
  • Leads design and development of all Program financial reporting to streamline concise reporting throughout New Construction, Support, and Services across all business units
  • Liaison between Program Office, Support departments and Finance to provide expertise and guidance for all program financial questions
  • Coordinates with team to facilitate bottoms up Estimate at Completion (EAC) review by the Program Office at a minimum of three (3) times annually
  • Communicates professional risks, opportunities, and potential concerns about the program to the respective Program Executive
  • Directs the EVMS personnel within the Finance Department and ensures that all deliverables are met to both the internal and external customer
  • Administers compliance of all EVMS business system requirements and liaisons with the Finance Compliance Manager to maintain an approved system
  • Oversees the creation of monthly analysis as well as a wide variety of analytical data involving the program revenue and cost impacts, including variance analysis explanations
  • Creates, along with Program Finance Managers, cost efficiency strategies to enable respective Programs to meet or exceed Company financial goals
  • Supervises the compilation and distribution of the Monthly Progress Summaries w/ analysis
  • Researches Program related issues for compliance and ensures internal controls are properly maintained
  • Manages the support efforts for all ongoing audits and compliance requirements dealing with any Program related matter
  • Develops, critically reviews, and documents policies and procedures related to area of responsibility and ensures implementation of these policies and procedures, while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations
  • Maintains compliance with Company policies and procedures


  • Requires at least a bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance and fifteen (15) years of in-depth experience covering manufacturing, government contracting, and/or long term construction accounting
  • Possession of a Master’s in Business Administration and/or CPA/CMA required
  • 5-7 years’ supervisory experience required along with the ability to multitask, delegate and work quickly under pressure.
  • Strong Government contracting experience required (CAS, FAR, DFAR)
  • Ten (10) years’ experience managing a financial business segment, cost/profit center, department or related business experience
  • Strong mathematical aptitude, problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to analyze issues and suggest solutions; ability to collect, organize, and analyze data for various projects
  • Strong aptitude for presenting a concept’s full life cycle and providing recommendations to Executive Leadership
  • Must work with a sense of urgency and have the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner. Can handle demands from multiple customers and has the ability to prioritize.
  • 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.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to train, coach, and mentor
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing financial results, preparing results for presentation and then presenting the results to executive levels of management and/or government representatives required
  • Proficient in working with an Enterprise Resource Planning system
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint
  • Expanded knowledge of contract types
  • Decisive and action-oriented. Capable of making a decision and executing it.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule


DIRECTION EXERCISED: Provides direction to subordinates and other employees within the Company regarding Company policies and procedures.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Exercises a wide degree of latitude and creativity. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

LIAISES WITH: Executive Leadership, all levels of Management within the organization, Program Office personnel, Company Control Account Managers, Finance department personnel, Customer representatives, Government Representatives, Corporate personnel, Internal and External Auditors.


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
  • Willing to get vaccinated if the Company or Customer requires
  • Ability to travel 10% of work time
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.


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.