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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 Program Finance

SUPERVISES: Financial Analyst I, II, III


  • Principle point of contact for all financial matters for Program Financial matters
  • Leads those individuals within area of responsibility by ensuring that personnel perform job duties accurately as well as manage and distribute required reports to management on a timely basis
  • Develops collaborative solutions on various financial issues for respective Program Directors and other Executives
  • Manages customer relationships with Program Finance POCs
  • Supports Program Executives, Directors and Project Managers, for respected program meetings and executive briefs related to Finance
  • Liaison between Program Office, Support departments and Finance to provide expertise and guidance for all program financial questions
  • Designs and provides monthly analysis and a wide variety of analytical data involving the program revenue and cost impacts, including variance analysis explanations
  • Creates cost efficiency strategies to enable respective Programs to meet or exceed Company financial goals
  • Communicates professional risks, opportunities, and potential concerns about the program to the respective Program Executive
  • Generates Monthly Progress Summaries w/ analysis and provides to respective Executive for review and submittal to President
  • Works with respective program offices to ensure forecast model reflects planned activities and milestones based on programmatic data. Provides this forecast data to Financial Analysis for reporting on a consolidated basis.
  • Assists Financial Analysis department in modeling “what-if” scenarios
  • Recommends and supports comprehensive Estimate at Completion (EAC) reviews
  • Channels Program Management EACs accurately to the Financial Analysis
  • Provides key information to support Baseline setting or initial EACs based on historical and program knowledge
  • Supports ongoing audits and compliance requirements for assigned programs
  • Coordinates with major Subcontractors with regards to financial concerns and reporting
  • 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, Business, Engineering or a related field and 5+ years of in-depth experience covering manufacturing, government contracting, and/or construction, including at least 2 years of supervisor experience.
  • Possession of a Masters in Business Administration and/or CPA/CMA preferred
  • Ability to multitask, delegate and work quickly under pressure.
  • Government contracting experience required
  • Proven ability to analyze data and cost, including labor, materials and overhead in relationship to budgets and then effectively communicate the analysis to CAMs, management, directors, executive levels and government representatives as required
  • 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, Internal and External 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 (permanent resident or citizen)
    • 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
    • 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.