Staff Accountant

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 19176
Job Family: Accounting and Finance
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2019


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec Inc., founded in 1929, is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and sign maintenance industries in more than 120 countries throughout the world.



Altec Worldwide is currently looking for a Staff Accountant in Birmingham, AL. The purpose of this position is to examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare and process invoices, reports, payables, receivables and financial statements; Support and assist the Senior Accountant or Manager and provide assistance to customers and suppliers as needed. Major responsibilities include the following:

  • Review and code invoices and expense reports for payment

  • Audit expenses/payables to ensure compliance and cost control and report findings as necessary

  • Record cash receipts and allocates funds to invoices

  • Review and finalize Accounts Receivable invoices

  • Process warranty claim credits

  • Assist with monthly AR and AP close

  • Provide customers and suppliers assistance and support as needed

  • Reconcile general ledger accounts

  • Complete various monthly and quarterly reports as required; Maintain customer credit files including conversion of  all financials to US currency and input data for ratio calculation

  • All other duties as assigned

Education, Experience and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required with one to three years of applicable experience preferred

  • Two years experience with Export Controls Compliance preferred

  • Current valid U. S. Driver’s License

  • PC skills using Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Powerpoint;  Knowledge working in Oracle database preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to work with team members and work with minimal supervision

  • Travel 0-25%

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


Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

          • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program
          • Retirement 401(k) Program
          • Vacation and Holidays
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Tuition Assistance Program
          • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
          • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

EEO Statement

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.