Financial Auditor 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: Finance Compliance Manager



  • Leads the support efforts of the annual and interim financial audits by external audit firm
  • Leads the supports efforts of any audits by Defense Contracting Audit Agency (DCAA) which includes the conducting of interviews of shipyard personnel
  • Supports any compliance review/audit by internal or external resources
  • Ensures compliance with established internal controls and procedures by examining records/practices and documenting findings
  • Prepares quarterly review reports for presentation to Management and the Audit Committee
  • Conducts internal reviews of high risk areas utilizing established audit plans
  • Accumulates data requests from agencies and ensures proper data logs are maintained to ensure timely and accurate responses
  • Investigates any reported discrepancies and liaisons with proper level of management to ensure corrective action occurs
  • Liaisons with external tax accountants to coordinate requests for data to support tax filings and credits
  • Writes and maintains written policies and procedures for area of responsibility as well as other areas of the Finance Department
  • Ensures proper set-up of suppliers in compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Assists with the facilitation of training efforts for Finance Department personnel
  • Maintains compliance with Company policies and procedures


  • BS/BA Accounting with 5-7 years of experience in a related field, preferably in manufacturing or public accounting
  • Three (3) – five (5) years manufacturing experience or corporate accounting experience
  • Working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, CAS and Disclosure Statements
  • Experience with government compliance issues preferred, especially with DCAA/DCMA/SUPSHIP
  • General knowledge of GAPP and IFRS
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams/organizations with attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail, organization skills a must.
  • Ability to build strong relationships, strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate and address questions with all levels of organization.
  • Proven level of research and analysis skills
  • Working knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Management System a plus
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint
  • 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 work a flexible schedule


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: Personnel across all departments – including management, external auditors, government auditors, SUPSHIP personnel.


  • 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


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.