Rate Analyst | Austal Careers



Develop, submit, negotiate and update forward pricing rates at least once a year and when business conditions materially change

Prepare, update and submit billing rates

Finalize, submit and negotiate actual or “Final” year CP close out rates.

Develop annual “Labor” rates while working with HR on escalation factors

Establish policies and training on “allowability” of costs for the Enterprise

Represent the organization as the subject matter expert when determining and deciding what is unallowable cost

Support the Estimating and Contracts teams on all matter specific to rates and allowability

Monitor current year rate performance while modeling and preparing “what if” analysis to determine if change in spending is required to meet end objective

Lead the effort and support of cost accounting changes preparing cost impact proposals and financial impacts resulting in these changes

Manage Austal’s disclosure statement including updating for changes and working with the government on impacts/audits

Develop a possible new rate structures when the business need arises for such changes

Support the Compliance team with government audits especially in any and all areas impacted by rates (i.e. CAS410 & CAS418)

Liaisons with all Finance management to ensure accurate reporting and timely correction of all outstanding discrepancies

Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned by Management


    BS/BA Accounting/Finance required

    Minimum of 7 years manufacturing or corporate accounting experience, and/or CPA, CMA, or MSA

Minimum of 5 years rate development experience in a government contract setting

Experience with government compliance issues and Defense Contracting Audit Agency (DCAA) preferred

Experience within Federal contracting industry a plus

Ability to work with limited direction in a fast-paced environment

Strong analytical skills

Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

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Corporate / senior

North America

Mobile , United States


United States



Corporate / senior