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Manager Management

West Orange, New Jersey, 07052, United States
August 30, 2017

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William Barish, CMA

973-***-**** cell


Finance and operations manager providing companies with operational resources and strategic planning to generate high levels of revenues while minimizing costs. Industry experience encompasses manufacturing, retail, staffing, real estate management, construction, security, and pest control. Led the implementations of multiple accounting systems, including a comprehensive implementation of Sage 100 ERP software (including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, job cost, payroll, sales/purchase order, fixed assets, inventory management, bank reconciliation, field service management, FAS, Crystal Reports, and Renovo Report Writer modules) that eliminated well over $100K in consulting fees.

Career Track

Assured environments 2016- 2017

Pest Control - $30MM – 150 Employees


Identified a $300K excess in payroll costs and implemented the process to control payroll as a percent of revenue.

Implemented the Sage 100 Inventory Module across all divisions and satellite offices of the company.

Streamlined monthly closing procedures leading to a 50% reduction in time to perform the monthly close.

Developed a comprehensive process for budgeting and forecasting across all regions and departments.

Setup the management reporting to split one region into two.

Served on the finance committee of Copesan - the national alliance of regional pest control companies.

Gateway Group One 2013-2015

Security & Aviation Services - $80MM – 500 Employees

Director of Accounting and Finance

Completed the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Setup interface with ADP GL software and Microsoft Dynamics.

Created detailed management reports using Jet Reports and Excel Pivot Tables.

Developed a detailed pricing mechanism to account for all direct labor and material costs when pricing jobs in a very competitive, low margin industry.

FEDEX Office 2009-2013

Commercial Press Division – $30MM – 65 Employees

Accounting Manager

Reduction in staff of 40% through re-engineering procedures.

Eliminated the need for a divisional HR department by developing the reports and procedures required to have divisional payroll processed by the parent company.

Completely overhauled the budget process used by the parent company and tailored the process to the manufacturing process of the division.

Created detailed management reports used for job costing, measuring KPIs and basis for compensation.

Implemented the process of having all departmental policies reviewed annually.

Supreme Security Systems 2008-2009

Security Systems - $20MM – 150 Employees


Moved the company from Dynamics NAV to SedonaOffice ERP system.

Improved profitability by developing the processes required to account for the inventory held in all company vehicles.

Improved annual cash flow by 10% by negotiating with vendors to receive more favorable discounts in exchange for accelerated payments.

Implemented a Top-Down budget control so that all departments’ goals were aligned with the goals of the company.

Setup controls and billing practices for all construction based projects.

William Barish, CMA

SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC 2006-2008

Senior Consultant

Documented the controls of a US subsidiary of a British Pharmaceutical Company.

Special projects with a REIT using MRI Software.

L.J. Gonzer Associates 1998-2006

Professional Services Firm


On-Track Consulting 1997-1998

Accounting Software Reseller & Consultants

Systems Consultant

Modell’s Sporting Goods 1990-1997

Store Systems Manager

Assistant Controller

The Computer Factory 1989-1990

Internal Auditor

New York City Department of Finance 1988-1989

Tax Auditor


Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA)

Technical Skills

Sage 100 ERP, Crystal Reports, ADP, Microsoft Dynamics, JetReports, SedonaOffice, efiPace, Paychex, SAP, QuickBooks

Industry Involvement

President (2009-2011), New Jersey Council of the Institute of Management Accountants

Member, Financial Executives International, Institute of Internal Auditors, American Payroll Association

Contributing Writer, CMA Exam, TechRepublic and PayTech Magazine (publications available upon request)

Volunteer Work

Board of Trustees, Finance Committee (2015-2017), Temple Emanu-El of West Essex

Leadership Committee (2013 – Present), Cub Scouts Pack 107 of the Boy Scouts of America

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