Accounts Payable Associate

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Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 20456
Job Family: Accounts Payable-Receivable
Date Posted: Aug 27, 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.



The Accounts Payable Department is responsible for receiving, sorting, analyzing and processing invoices for payment.  This department is also responsible for maintaining customer relations and supplier records. Major responsibilities include the following (duties may include any or all):

  • Understanding and recognizing Purchase Orders, Non Purchase Orders and Preapproved Invoices
  • High volume data entry
  • Daily office functions
  • Processing payments
  • Ability to analyze, process and correct problem invoices
  • Daily runs to post office, knowledge of operating postage and inserter machine
  • Processing mail and invoices for payment
  • Knowledge of running and cleaning processing machine
  • Ability to route invoices into various processing queues
  • Ability to analyze and resolve supplier issues via email and phone
  • Review monthly statements for open invoices
  • Maintains Accounts Payable files
  • Update and maintain supplier information database
  • Audit and process freight bills
  • Print Accounts Payable reports
  • Assists in monthly closings
  • Assists with special projects as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Two to four years of directly related experience strongly preferred, but a four-year degree may substitute for experience
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Maintain department keying goals
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to work well within a Team environment

Other Position Specifications

  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.


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.