Financial Analyst IV 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: Director of Financial Analysis



  • Acts as a key technical expert on financial analysis issues, concerns and special projects
  • Compiles and analyzes Austal USA Group focused financial information
  • Develops integrated revenue / cost of goods sold / work in process / overhead analysis, projections, reports and presentations
  • Develops comparison between budgets / forecasts / actuals and develops trend analysis
  • Prepares special reports and financial studies for management and alerts them to significant variances to plan
  • Analyzes monthly, quarterly and annual financial and operational results, including the production of the monthly hours report
  • Identifies trends and developments to support metrics for operations / others
  • Develops and/or analyzes forecast and reconciliations involving operations, programs and support functions
  • Interfaces with top management (including corporate parent company), responding to requests for financial data and variances
  • Liaisons with Finance Compliance to resolve reporting and/or compliance issues
  • Regularly interfaces with corporate parent company to communicate variance analyses and explanations
  • Prepares accounting position papers to provide details with regards to specific matters which require additional explanation (i.e. Program reserves/milestones)
  • Assists in the preparation of forward pricing rates
  • Provides support to the Chief Financial Officer and President on special projects
  • Maintains written policy and procedures for area of responsibility
  • Maintains compliance with Company policies and procedures


  • BS/BA Degree required. Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with 5-10 years of experience in a related field, preferably in manufacturing or public accounting.
  • Advance Degree, such as a MBA or CPA, a plus
  • Eight (8) plus years of financial analysis experience required
  • Ability to interact with all levels of Leadership
  • Proven ability to analyze data in relationship to budget/forecast and effectively communicate the analysis to management
  • Advanced (expert) knowledge of Excel, Access, Work and PowerPoint required
  • Working knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Management System a plus
  • Ability to work with limited direction in a fast-paced environment required
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills required
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills required


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

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Ability to work independent and make sound judgments, while exercising creativity.

LIAISES WITH: Various levels of management to include Executives and AUSA President, finance department personnel, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and Corporate Chief Financial Officier.


  • 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 cries 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.