Material Program Financial Specialist II 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: Material Program Manager, Material Program Financial Lead



  • Responsible for financial planning, analysis and projection of program material and subcontract costs
  • Explore current and historical financial data and predict future results
  • Identify trends in financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement; help drive process and policy improvements
  • Prepare reports and projections based on this analysis
  • Forecast future expenditures and create rent versus buy analysis to support program capital expenditure requests
  • Coordinate with other members of the program office and finance team to review financial information and forecasts
  • Generate financial models and forecasting
  • Establish a ship’s budget and work with buyers and production management to create spend plans
  • Create and continually monitor material spending versus the budget, researching variances and generating variance analysis reports and budget adjustment requests as needed
  • Work regularly with various levels of Austal’s management team
  • Work with Cost Accountants to ensure accurate costs or accruals are taken on all material purchases
  • Calculate accurate earned value progress for material control (cost) accounts and Estimates at Completion (EAC) for multiple vessels
  • Manage assigned Control Accounts
  • Support EVMS Accountants in the submittal of accurate CPR reports as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics or another related field and 2 years’ purchasing, accounting or financial experience required OR candidates without a degree may be considered with at least 6 years’ of purchasing, accounting or financial experience.
  • Advanced skills with Excel spreadsheets using SUMIF and VLOOKUP formulas
  • Strategic thinking and very detail oriented
  • Good presentation skills

  • Ability to influence and persuade
  • Excellent time management and organizational ability
  • Ability to multitask and meet constant deadlines
  • Able to work long hours when necessary
  • Working knowledge of and experience in EVMS reporting and analysis preferred
  • Ability to analyze data and communicate analysis to Austal management
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems and data tables; ODBC experience a plus
  • Active learner interested in career growth and development


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Outlook, Excel, Word, Access a plus


  • Austal Cost Accountants and EVMS Accountants
  • Austal Control Account Managers
  • Government Program Office and Team EVMS representatives
  • Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SupShip) EVMS representatives
  • Peers on other programs


  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:
    • 18 years of age or older.
    • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
    • 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