Controller at Jay Manufacturing in Oshkosh, WI
- Appleton, Wisconsin (Oshkosh, Wisconsin Area)
William Barry's Overview
- Controller at Jay Manufacturing Oshkosh Inc.
William Barry's Experience
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Mining & Metals industry
January 2014 – Present (9 months) Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Prepare monthly financial reporting and analysis. Manage cash flow and prepare cash forecasts. Maintain 12 month profitability forecast. Implement full accounting controls and internal audit procedures. Measure product profitability and standard cost valuations. MAS 200 ERP system optimization. Make/buy and other investment analysis. Negotiate terms with Vendors and Customers.
Manager Cost Accounting and Inventory Control
Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Automotive industry
June 2010 – January 2014 (3 years 8 months) Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Manager of Cost Accounting and Inventory Control, also supervising the Payroll Manager at Wells Vehicle Electronics
-Responsible for the accuracy of the cost accounting system for 40,000 SKU’s. Work with engineers and buyers to ensure standard cost accuracy. Perform monthly closing, provide reporting and analysis of results. Investigate manufacturing variances and inventory fluctuations. Lead the annual standard cost update and provide audit support quarterly.
-Recruit, Train, and Supervise both Cost Accounting and Payroll staff.
-Currently writing a Tariff Analysis program to determine product eligibility for preferential duty treatment under all trade agreements. Program evaluates BOM using tariff shift and country of origin of component parts to determine eligibility based on the specific rules of any agreement.
-Member of the ERP System Implementation Team, performed validation testing, troubleshooting system architecture, and developed new reports and processes for Cost Accounting. After “Go-Live”, conducted daily validations and continued to modify processes and reports. Developed and led internal training to acclimate users to the new system. Serve as the liaison between users and IT to reduce manual effort on large system changes. Provide Level 1 and 2 support for the ERP and General Ledger systems.
-Member of the Payroll System Implementation Team. Worked with the Payroll Manager to convert, and validate all data. Led system testing and validation. Created and tested coding in the new system to automate journal entries that were manually prepared.
-Lead Accounting resource for the Consignment Inventory Team. This team modified the ERP system to accurately track and account for consignment inventory while physically handling the parts in the same manner as regular inventory. This eliminated over 2,500 hours of special processes in affected departments and increased working capital.
Financial Analyst (Contractor)
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; KMB; Consumer Goods industry
March 2010 – June 2010 (4 months) Neenah, Wisconsin
Short-term contract assignment -
Work with scientists and engineers to track capital project expenditures.
Repair the Capital forecasting tool by simplifying macros and correcting visual basic code.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GE; Oil & Energy industry
July 2008 – March 2010 (1 year 9 months) Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reconcile the expense and receiving accruals to the ledger, and prepare metrics reports for management. Work with buyers and vendors to resolve aged items and discrepancies. Resolve internal billing discrepancies. Prepare monthly journal entries to correct transactions.
Little Rapids Corp.
October 2007 – June 2008 (9 months) Green Bay, Wisconsin
Responsible for preparing monthly and quarterly reporting, variance analysis, and inventory reconciliations. Calculate product costs, and work with the sales team on margin planning and profitability. Assist engineering with capital expenditure and cashflow analysis. Participate in annual budget preparation, audit support, and governmental reporting.
-Trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Team member on Six Sigma and Lean projects.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CAT; Machinery industry
May 1999 – October 2007 (8 years 6 months) North Carolina / United Kingdom / Illinois
Served in progressively challenging roles over the course of eight years:
Started as an entry level Profit Center Accountant in North Carolina then moved to Product Cost Accountant. Took a short term assignment as Plant Controller for a small fabrication facility in Stockton, UK. Returned to the US for a Senior Accountant role in Illinois followed by a Profit Center Accountant role.
Operations Specialist E5
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
September 1988 – July 1993 (4 years 11 months) Homeport: Long Beach, California
Served as the Watch Supervisor in Combat Information Center on the USS Wabash AOR-5.
- Participated in numerous military exercises including operation Desert Shield and three deployments.
- Achieved the rank of Petty Officer, Second Class (E5).
William Barry's Volunteer Experience & Causes
William Barry's Skills & Expertise
- Variance Analysis
- Cost Accounting
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Hyperion Enterprise
- Financial Reporting
- Fixed Assets
- Internal Controls
- General Ledger
William Barry's Education
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