WILLIAM RONALD GANT
Accomplished Executive in all areas of administrative operations and senior financial management spanning corporate level responsibilities and ground up manufacturing administrative operations, including all department in general accounting, cost accounting, purchasing, capital expenditures, and inventory control. Effective development and implementation skills with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results. Highly skilled in procedure development and implementation. US Army Veteran with strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
•Awarded the Medal for Meritorious service while serving in United States Army and the North Carolina National Guard.
•Administrative management skills in Finance, Credit, Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Mergers/Acquisitions.
•Forecasting, Budgeting, and variance tracking.
•Environmental Compliance, Risk Management, and Safety.
•Training and Standard Operating Procedure development.
•Materials Management and Purchasing.
•Public Relations and Real Estate Management.
•Windows 10, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power point
•Licensed in Life, Accident, Health, Annuities, and Medicare
•Certified in World Class Accounting I & II
•Just-in-time Manufacturing and Cost Accounting
•Kepner Tragoe Problem Solving.
•Certified in Accounts Payable, Financial Statement Analysis, and General Ledger Adjusting Entries.
Public Communication Specialist October 2017 to Present
USDA Forest Service FM&S National Forests Supervisor’s Office
•Responsible for researching varied kinds of information to keep the public informed about Forest Service activities, events and news.
•Front Desk duties to include answering the phones, directing calls to the correct person, educate the public on duties, responsibilities and activities of the FM&S National Forests.
•Accountable for expedite and accurate information disseminated to the public and other Ranger district offices via Facebook and other social media.
•Keep apprised of Agency-wide directives and procedures.
•Creates documents via word processing to assist in communications and education.
•Maintains data base and spreadsheet software to retrieve, sort and calculate data for reporting site usage across the National Forest, and developing emergency contact guides to be distributed to Forest employees.
•Trained to conduct four-hour shut down process as needed when the Federal Budget is on hold.
•Specializing in accounting and finance, I am very aware of how cash collections are received, the procedures to govern such activity, the record keeping and reconciliations that must be done. In addition, much of the Delmar School Picture was done with cash transactions. I created the policies, procedures and audit controls to match an amount of money to a package of pictures sold.
•Assisted with the transfer of decades of information from the old government system to the new Pinyon system.
•Created an emergency one call system where anyone can call a phone number and receive emergency information affecting any National Forest District in South Carolina.
Financial Planner and Insurance Broker in Charge April 2003 to September 2016
Wealth Recovery Group, LLC
•Started the company in October 2003 working as an independent contractor selling individual health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.
•Supervised three clerical assistants that worked to input insurance and legal documents.
• Licensed to sale insurance products in North and South Carolina
•Preformed 24 hours per year classroom education to maintain licenses and stay knowledgeable of the best products and strategies to ensure my clients retirements.
•Filled and stayed abreast of all insurance, state, local, and IRS regulations.
•Used Fixed Indexed Annuities, in retirement planning for middle -aged to senior citizen clients.
•Created, developed, and implemented sales and marketing plans that grew the company sales to six million dollars per year.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance March 1988 to September 2003
Delmar Printing and Publishing
•Responsible for finance, administration, accounting, procurement, credit, budgeting, inventory control and capital expenditures for the three manufacturing plants.
•Reduced receivables days outstanding from six months to 45 days.
•National responsibility for business development and growth of 62 retail operations ensuring that all programs were operating efficiently and in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations.
•Assisted in the planned growth of business, negotiating leases, staffing, marketing, banking, financial activity, budgeting and procurement with full P&L responsibility.
•Revised existing company programs to collect outstanding receivables, and improve client retentions, resulting in retaining 10 million dollars in sales, and a signification reduction in daily sales outstanding.
•Reorganized and developed standard operating procedures that resulted in a 15% increase in administration, accounting, and manufacturing efficiency.
•Streamlined general accounting procedures reducing the monthly P&L reporting time from twelve days to four days.
•Developed a program to use junior legal partner for all contract legal work reducing legal expenses from 300k per year to 40k per year.
•Created procedures using the IRS 125 plan for retirement, saving the company 300k in FICA taxes, and producing an effective pre-tax retirement vehicle for employees.
•Created standard operating procedures for purchasing, to include a four-way matching system improving booking accuracy, saving 15% in administrative cost from requisition to GL booking, and reduced inventory levels by 10%.
•Worked with a team of managers, to create and write standard operation procedures for company Credit Card Purchases, and expense reporting.
•Directly and indirectly managed 14 executive level employees and 60 semi-professionals. National responsibility for the business development and growth of 62 independent retail operations. Complete responsibility to implement and track operational and administrative budgets for multiple facilities.
•Negotiated purchasing contracts for materials, capital equipment, IT equipment and legal needs.
•Developed standard operating procedures and policies for administration, accounting, operations, and purchasing.
• Responsible for technical information on purchases, as well as price negotiations, time lines for deliveries, terms of payment and penalties for late deliveries.
•Product line expansion to include procedures for materials, labor ramp up and capital expenditures.
• Developed procedures for Inventory control to improve efficiency on the plant floor and accuracy in General Ledger Accounting.
•Budgeting expertise in the areas of administration, purchasing, operations, and inventory control. Spearheading the annual budget development for a sixty-million-dollar manufacturing operation and the subsequent tracking of operational performance to the budge and identifying variances.
•Negotiated annual contracts for raw materials and capital equipment in excess of twenty million dollars per year.
•Responsible for operations start-up, profit generation and cost reductions throughout the organization creating a zero-based budget policy, and procedures saving 20% in overall operational cost.
•Responsible for all financial reporting, accounting, budgeting and purchasing for 3 North Carolina plants.
•Capital expenditures and full Profit & Loss reporting responsibility.
Previous positions held: Staff account, Accounts payable/receivable Supervisor, Payroll Supervisor, Cost Accountant, Budget Analyst Assistant Controller, and Controller in a manufacturing environment.
•Bachelor of Science in Accounting
BS Accounting/ Minor in Business
•Mingle Scholl of Real Estate
•State of North Carolina Insurance Academy
•NC School of Insurance, Charlotte, NC
Licensed in the states of NC and SC:
oCompleted 160 hours of professional insurance training in all areas for which I’m licensed. Certifications include, Senior Planning, Financial Budgeting, Mortgage Lending Advisor, and Life Insurance for Retirement Planning.
United States Army and the North Carolina National Guard
Ranked as SP4: Administrative Specialist at the Headquarters level.
oReported directly to second in command of Headquarters support for all of Fort Knox, Kentucky.
oAwarded the Medal for Meritorious service.
oPayroll officer and was responsible for getting 200 soldiers paid in an era where soldiers were paid in cash once a month.