Staff Accountant - Payroll

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 30629
Job Family: Accounting and Finance
Date Posted: Feb 7, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec is hiring an entry-level Payroll Accountant in Birmingham, AL (Corporate). The Payroll Accountant provides payroll tax service support to local and field representatives by responding to and researching payroll tax inquiries, working with third party payroll tax provider on payroll tax issues, including specific responsibilities for ensuring the accuracy of preliminary and final payroll and tax reports. This position also monitors and reconciles payroll taxes at multiple levels within the organization.



  • Establishes and maintains State and Local tax rates and information in PeopleSoft/Oracle
  • Registers and maintains companies with taxing government agencies / tax processors
  • Assists with files and maintains incident reports regarding tax notices: i.e. Tax Assessment Notices
  • Assists with audits of end of year information for W-2s and processing of W-2Cs
  • Researches and reconciles payroll taxes from prior periods
  • Creates and maintains queries related to tax, unemployment, and incentives
  • Communicates with field HR Associates and taxing agencies to resolve associate tax issues
  • Works with BPO (ADP or other payroll processing agencies) on quarterly tax balancing and filing of tax returns in all applicable US jurisdictions
  • Assists with reconciliation of payroll tax reporting to ensure accurate filings by tax service provider
  • Assists with audit and implementation of quarterly tax updates in PeopleSoft/Oracle
  • Assists and completes special projects and research as needed
  • Provides training and direction to HR team members as needed or requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • One year of Corporate Accounting experience preferred
  • One-year Payroll or Corporate tax experience preferred
  • Multi-state tax experience highly preferred
  • PeopleSoft Payroll Experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office Suite and other office management applications preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Consideration may be given to an exceptional internal candidate with two years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree with Accounting leadership approval

Should the selected candidate meet the qualifications of a more experienced level in the career path, the job level may be adjusted.


Please apply directly on our website



Other Position Specifications

  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Motivated, goal oriented and persistent
  • High level of initiative and works well in a team environment
  • Customer service oriented
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • 0-25% Travel


Since 1929, Altec has been a company committed to excellence, consistently raising the bar through innovative design, manufacture, integrated safety features, and a continued dedication to total customer satisfaction. Altec is present in more than 100 countries throughout the world supporting the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs, and tree care markets. 



Among our core values is a focus on family and financial stability, and we believe it is important to provide associates with a competitive benefits package. Highlights of Altec’s benefits package are listed below. Learn more by visiting Compensation & Benefits – Altec Inc

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Health Care Plans
  • Retirement Savings Plan – Traditional 401(k) or Roth 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program (helps meet CPA credit hours requirements)
  • Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, and Vacation Purchase
  • Company Wellness Programs (Physical, Social, Emotional, Spiritual, Financial)
  • Personal and Professional Learning/Development Opportunities
  • Plus more!

 Altec’s values-based culture provides opportunities for associates to have a fulfilling professional career while maintaining a work-life balance and consistent work schedule.


Customer First - Enjoyment of Work - Family - Financial Stability - Integrity - People are our Greatest Strength - Quality - Spiritual Development – Teamwork


Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.





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