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P: 205.314.0996
O: 205.532.7770
E: karen@retailspecialists.com

Karen Black

Senior Accountant

Karen is the Senior Accountant for Retail Specialists and Retail Strategies. She prepares monthly profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash flow, and other monthly closing reports for distribution to management. She produces and analyzes financial reports for accuracy and completeness and prepares weekly reports and dashboards for CFO.

Before joining Retail Specialists and Retail Strategies, Karen was focused primarily on selling residential real estate and operating Back in Black Accounting Services, LLC, a small-level bookkeeping company geared towards specialty contractors and subcontractors. She holds an active Alabama Brokers license and has 24 years of experience in construction accounting.

On a Personal Level

She is an active member of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers, National Association of Realtors, Alabama Associations of Realtors, and Birmingham Association of Realtors. She sits on the Grievance Committee with the Birmingham Association of Realtors. The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of National Association of Realtors awarded her with the Accredited Buyer’s Representation Designation award.

Outside of her time in the office, Karen loves to spend time with her daughter and golden doodle. She loves coffee, traveling, and enjoys the outdoors.