|Bill Black has more than 25 years of high-level experience addressing the
financial information needs of management. His consulting experience includes:
- Advised health care businesses
on appropriateness of physician
compensation for specialized
services, and assisted them in
complying with regulatory
- Working with two capital management firms based in the Northeast, Black
has identified clients seeking funding, analyzed their situations and
advised management on financial structure and strategy, compiled and edited
business plans and projections, located potential merger or acquisition
targets, presented client information packages to potential acquirors or
funding sources, and participated in funding negotiations.
- Assisting the Government of Jamaica in focusing country-wide efforts to
address complex information management issues, and continuing to advise
Jamaica on focusing national efforts to benefit from the Information
Communications and Technology (ICT) revolution.
- For a virtual consulting company based in Boston, Black developed a
national consulting practice for Year 2000 business and legal risk
assessments, reporting to the Board of Directors or top management levels
with focused, quantified recommendations on risk minimization and
contingency planning. He led and coordinated multi-location
interdisciplinary client and consulting teams to assess worldwide Year 2000
preparedness and risk for manufacturers, retailers and utilities. Black
created assessment methodologies and risk evaluation tools, and generated
training materials and quality control procedures. He directed and conducted
Year 2000 contingency planning evaluation efforts and key sector risk
assessments for the Government of India and the Government of Jamaica for
the World Bank, and assisted the State of Rhode Island in managing Year 2000
contingency plans for 23 key agencies. Other clients included billion-dollar
diversified manufacturers, utilities and retailers, public sector entities
and technology companies.
- Black developed the conceptual design and business model for a start-up
purchasing consortium targeting the lumber and plywood industries in the
Southeast. He performed purchasing audits of hardwood and softwood mills
producing more than 100 million board feet annually. Black researched and
selected purchasing systems to improve internal control, reduce "rogue
purchasing", minimize clerical effort and purchasing headcount, and
facilitate consolidated pricing from industrial suppliers.
- For a regional health management organization, led a records management
and reconstruction project to identify deficiencies in business processes,
expedite billings and collections, and coordinate multi-location
As Manager of Financial Planning for a division of a "Fortune 200"
conglomerate, Black directed the development and consolidation of short range,
annual and long range plans and forecasts. He managed the Capital Expenditure
review process, and implemented the first Corporate Office personal computer
network, replacing time-sharing terminals. Black served as internal audit
liaison, and assisted several divisions with cost accounting systems
improvements and government contract compliance.
While serving on the technical staff of the Financial Accounting Standards
Board (the private-sector standards-setting body for the accounting profession
in the United States), Black assisted in the development and issuance of major
components in the conceptual framework for financial accounting and reporting,
including Qualitative Characteristics of Accounting Information, Elements of
Financial Statements, and Measurement.