Sales Tax Specialist

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 19898
Job Family: Accounting and Finance
Date Posted: May 1, 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 is currently looking for a Sales Tax Specialist in Birmingham, AL to file to file monthly, quarterly, and annual sales tax returns timely and accurately for Altec Industries, AEP, Altec Northeast and Osceola. Major responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and yearly filing of sales tax returns and federal excise tax returns
  • Responsible for gathering information for sales tax audits and providing info to sales tax auditors
  • Responsible for Oracle / Vertex systems maintenance of sales tax related information
  • Responsible for  reconciliation of general ledger sales tax accounts
  • Annual business license renewals
  • Resolve tax issues with internal and external customers
  • All other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • High School Degree or equivalent required
  • College Degree preferred
  • Analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office suite experience required. Advance Excel skill preferred
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills

Other Position Specifications

  • Some travel (up to 10%) may be required.
  • Must be customer service oriented
  • Must be able to maintain company confidentiality
  • Should be able to handle stress and deadlines well
  • Must be willing to participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives

*The job level is able to be adjusted at time of hire, if the candidate meets the qualifications for jobs of a more experienced level in the career path



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.