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Manager Team Leader

Location:
Griffin, Georgia, United States
Posted:
January 14, 2019

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WILLIAM F. BURNS

Griffin, GA *****

Cell: 478-***-****

E-Mail: ac77co@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Visionary Financial Team Leader (contract or part time) committed to value added results with a proven record of continuous improvements in all areas of accounting, auditing, financial services, administration, purchasing, strategic planning, team building and business wide cost and process improvements.

Evaluated and upgraded internal controls to bring in compliance with internal and external requirements

Reengineered business systems, resulting in improved controls and effectiveness, as well as reduced costs.

Designed, facilitated and implemented a “VALUE TREE” process resulting in new and upgraded value added opportunities in all business areas.

Created and implemented an engineering and maintenance contractor cost control manual that was used company wide.

Successfully implemented SAP while serving as project team leader. After implementation continued to understand and utilize value added benefits of system.

Developed and Implemented product mix change that resulted in a $28 million capital investment and projected profits of $20 million per year.

Recommended and implemented a plan to bid on natural gas which resulted in savings of 10%

Developed and implemented a raw materials strategic plan that resulted in cost savings of $5/ton.

Presented facts and data to Iowa Utilities Board resulting in a rate case reduction benefitting all 29 members while serving as President of the Large Energy Group of Iowa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

International Paper/Weyerhaeuser/Cedar River Paper Company – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Administrative Team Leader

Team leader for all financial services, IT, purchasing, strategic planning and administrative functions in a high performance, principle-based work system that manufactures 1,000,000 tons of medium and liner per year from 100% recycled fiber. Operating responsibilities included business wide process improvements and development of raw materials and energy strategic plans.

Provided leadership and coaching to define enhanced expectations that changed the team’s role to a more global thinking process that included analytical, visionary and understanding of operational/business processes.

Evaluated product mix and recommended changes that improved earnings by almost $2 million per year.

Receive Chairman’s award for two of the four years with International Paper.

Introduced creative thinking concepts to identify value added ideas, reducing costs by 2% year over year.

Georgia-Pacific Corporation – Brunswick, GA

Controller

Financial team leader for $800 million manufacturer of pulp, paperboard and bleaching chemicals.

Established and monitored profit improvement goals which improved cost effectiveness by $1 million per year.

Implemented weekly financial planning meetings to enhance communication between functional teams.

Brunswick Pulp & Paper Company – Brunswick, GA

Manager of Financial Control

Team leader of a staff of 50 with responsibility for all financial and IT functions for this manufacturer of bleaching chemicals, lumber, pulp and paperboard in multi-plant operations.

Implemented process improvements and value-added concepts that reduced overall costs and workload.

Developed and implemented an IT plan providing resources by business unit and the tie-in of process control and business computers, improving efficiency by a minimum of 10%.

Scott Paper Company-Ft. Edward, NY, Philadelphia, PA

Manufacturing Controller, Audit Manager, Audit Supervisor, Senior Auditor, Auditor

EDUCATION

Western New England University – Wilbraham, MA

Master of Business Administration

Widener University – Chester, PA

Bachelor of Science, Economics



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