About Darryl Loy

I am into all things technology…especially education technology.  I am currently Director of Technology for a private school in Dallas Texas…previously 13 years as Associate Head of School for Operations at a private school in Fort Worth Texas.  I hope my writings will enlighten, excite and inspire those of you who stop by and partake!

I also contribute to the Microsoft Partner’s in Learning Network writing blogs for the 1:1 Learning Hot Topics thread…check that out here.

I served on the Emerging Technology Committee of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and contributed to the EdTechNext Report from the ETC on Cloud Computing.

A bit more detail on my background and experience:

Twenty six years of experience in various business management and information technology roles for major corporations to the educational, non-profit business sector.  Serving in the positions of Accounting Manager to Corporate Controller for multi-million dollar manufacturing companies, I have managed various information technology functions from day-to-day operations to major system implementations and migrations.  I served a number of years as Business Analyst for MCI Telecommunications, Inc. before taking a position with Clearwire Technologies, Inc., a wireless network provider.  In these two roles, I gained vast experience in the design and implementations of both terrestrial and wireless networks.  As Associate Head of School for Operations for Fort Worth Academy, I manage the IT function and led in the development of FWA’s one-to-one Laptop Initiative and the integration of technology curriculum at all grade levels.

I do consult independently with other institutions regarding many facets of technology and technology implementation.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Some details from my resume prior to joining Fort Worth Academy:

Clearwire Technologies, Inc,  Dallas,  Texas

Senior Manager, Accounting (May 2001 to July 2003)

Responsibilities:  Manage all accounting and financial reporting for this telecom-related startup company.  Report operational results to internal and external customers through the preparation of monthly financial reporting packages using Oracle Financials and Oracle ADI.  Assist in insuring proper and adequate internal controls exist throughout the company to manage expenditures and safeguard company assets.  Oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting function through direct supervision of 2, a Staff Accountant and Accounts Payable and Payroll Clerk.  Ensure timely filing of all federal, state and local taxing authority reports.

Accomplishments:

Managed the design and implementation of Oracle Financials.  Developed chart of accounts and all financial reports in Oracle.  Reviewed and integrated IT subsystems for billing, AR and Fixed Assets.  Consolidated and uploaded historical legacy financial data.

Developed internal and external monthly financial reporting packages including establishment of a system of variance analysis to ensure accurate understanding of profitability drivers.

Designed and implemented monthly accounting calendar to manage expectation for all internal and external reporting and deliverables.

Virbac Corporation,  Fort Worth,  Texas

Corporate Controller (January 2000 to May 2001)

Responsibilities:  Plan, organize, direct and control the accounting and control function of this $50 million plus, publicly traded company.  Report operational results to internal and external customers.  Insure proper and adequate internal controls exist throughout the company to manage expenditures and safeguard company assets.  Oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting function through direct supervision of 4, the Accounting Manager, Staff Accountants and Cost Accountants.  Aid in the development and implementation of forecasts and budgets.  Ensure timely filing of all federal, state and local taxing authority reports.  Oversee and manage the implementation of a new, enterprise wide, information system.

Accomplishments:

Designed and implemented corporate accounting system from chart of accounts through financial reports.  Managed the integration, consolidation or conversion of all legacy systems to accurately capture enterprise-wide transactions.

Reviewed and implemented a system of internal controls to ensure accuracy in financial reporting.

Redefined product costing methodologies and establish a system of variance analysis to ensure accurate product costing and to manage production efficiency.

MCI WorldCom,  Inc.,  Richardson,  Texas

Senior Business Analyst / Program Manager

Global Engineering Initiatives,  MCI Engineering (March 1996 to January 2000)

Responsibilities:  Detailed business and financial assessments of new telecommunications products and services.  Extensive interaction with engineering to understand network architecture and components and relate those elements to their financial impact on the overall business case assessment.  Interaction with marketing to perform market research, revenue validation and forecasting to complete business case assessments.  The detailed assessments include elements such as contractual relationships with third parties, financial implications of joint ventures such as asset ownership, tax consequences plus new approaches to pricing methodologies for digital services.  Detailed financial and technical competitive analysis to support the strategic decision-making process of the Chief Engineering Officer.  Coordinate financial reviews with internal controller’s group, MCI Engineering and external accounting firm related to the WorldCom merger.

Accomplishments:

Designed and implemented reporting procedures for the Chief Engineering Officer’s organization to evaluate existing and future operations as well as benchmarking operations against competitors.  I introduced the utilization of various Shareholder Value and Value Added Metrics such as EVA, CVA and CFROI to ensure the proper profitability focus.

Assisted in the financial management of a 3rd party company in-which MCI had a significant financial investment.   Managed through analysis and integration with other MCI internal groups targeted to implement the company’s technology as well as developing licensing strategies for marketing the technology outside MCI.

Designed, implemented and managed an internal technical competitive intelligence function to support CI analysis for MCI Engineering.  Built an internal competitive intelligence website to collect and report data on numerous competitors and their network and product initiatives.

Developed a suite of standardized tools to facilitate and standardize the business analysis process within the organization.

Atlantic Air, Incorporated,  Fort Worth,  Texas

Controller (September 1994 to March 1996)

Responsibilities:  Management of and responsibility for all financial, accounting and information systems functions within the corporation.  Publish consolidated monthly & annual financial statements.  Perform detailed monthly inventory and sales analysis, cash management including credit and collection, risk management.  Manage and direct all employee benefit plans.  Coordinate tax planning and tax preparation throughout the fiscal year and perform year-end close and coordinate all tax form preparation.  Supervise accounting staff of 4.

Accomplishments:

Consolidated all information systems throughout all divisions of the corporation by designing and implementing a fully integrated IBM AS-400 based computer solution.

Accelerated the consolidated financial statement schedule to improve asset management through publishing more timely and detailed information.

Reviewed employee benefits plans and general risk management, expanding key benefits such as health and retirement and assuring adequate property and casualty coverage.

Schnee-Morehead, Incorporated,  Irving,  Texas

Accounting Manager (September 1987 to September 1994)

Responsibilities:  General and subsidiary ledger maintenance and management including monthly auditing for accuracy and completeness.  Other month end duties including commission calculation, standard entries and supervise accounting staff of 3.  Detailed financial analysis, fixed asset management and cash management of all operating accounts.  Assist in financial statement preparation.  Coordinate all tax preparation with outside accounting firm and government agencies.  Supervise and account for employee benefit plans such as 401K, self insured health plan and reimbursable accounts.

Accomplishments:

Improved accounting skills and knowledge building on my education.

Improved interpersonal skills through day-to-day contact with the CEO, officers and other upper management.

Built strong computer skills with exposure to various types of systems such as IBM System 36, AS-400 as well as PC tools such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Built strong management skills.

B.B.A in Accounting, Texas Tech University

Darryl Loy

darryl@darrylloy.com

www.twitter.com/darrylloy

817.601.5251

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