Cost Accountant 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:    Program Finance Manager



  • Processes all end of month closing duties via the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system related to direct Projects within area of responsibility
  • Ensures all direct costs are properly accounted for my performing adequate accruals, stage payment reconciliations and allocations as needed
  • Maintains full knowledge of Projects including budgets, forecasts, actual costs and variance analysis
  • Updates weekly performance metrics and weekly progress summaries for all Projects within area of responsibility
  • Performs weekly and monthly Program / Project Accounting to include inventory analysis and allocations of material, labor and overhead
  • Assists in the review of Cost Performance Reports when requested
  • Creates weekly and monthly reports to provide management with status of Projects
  • Creates ad hoc reporting as necessary
  • Tracks costs from the lowest level charge (Purchase Order or Payroll) to various summary levels
  • Assists Compliance with audit requests from external audit firm or government agencies
  • Maintains a working knowledge of Material Management Accounting Systems (MMAS)
  • Other related costing activities requested by management


  • College degree in Accounting- MBA, CPA or CMA preferred
  • At least five (5) years related experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Access required)
  • Demonstrated work experience with an ERP System as well as report writing capabilities
  • Understanding of GAAP and related accounting standards
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) a plus
  • Knowledge of CAS, FAR, and DFAR, a plus

TOOLS:  None



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

LIAISES WITH:   All Departments, government auditors, external auditors and various levels of management


  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for employment  with Austal USA:
    • 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