Financial Accountant -Financial Reporting in Mobile, AL at Austal

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:  Assistant Controller           



  • Performs accounting responsibilities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Prepares month end closing journal entries and General Ledger account analysis
  • Responsible for monthly and yearend financial reporting
  • Supports annual and interim financial audits by external audit firm
  • Supports audits by Defense Contracting Audit Agency (DCAA)
  • Supports annual budgeting and forecasting process
  • Performs monthly GL account reconciliations and analyzes discrepancies
  • Reconciles all bank accounts and ensures related adjustments are booked
  • Prepares intercompany account reconciliations
  • Investigates and resolves discrepancies in account balances
  • Ensures proper capitalization, depreciation and disposal of fixed assets
  • Processes capital expenditure (CapEX) requests
  • Maintains and reconciles fiscal inventory of fixed assets
  • Prepares annual Property tax and Business License filings
  • Prepares monthly sales and use tax returns
  • Reviews account coding on indirect purchase orders and non P.O invoices
  • Writes and maintains accounting procedures for various Accounting processes
  • Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned by Management


  • BS/BA in Accounting required
  • 3-5 years manufacturing or corporate accounting experience required
  • Working knowledge of GAAP
  • Working knowledge of IFRS a plus
  • Experience with Defense Contracting Audit Agency (DCAA) a plus
  • Experience within Federal contracting industry a plus
  • Ability to work with limited direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    DISCRETION EXERCISED: Ability to work independent and exercise sound judgment

    LIAISES WITH:  All departments, external auditors and management


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance

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

    o 18 years of age or older.

    o Able to provide proof of US Person Status

    •   No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven        years from disposition date

      o No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years  from disposition date

      o   Willing to submit to a drug screen

          o Willing to submit to a background check