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Bill Horst, CPA, CMA

Bill Horst is a Partner who started with William Vaughan Company in 1976. He served as the Managing Partner from 1995 to 2015. Having over 30 years' experience, Bill has developed a specific expertise in a variety of manufacturing processes and accounting systems, as well as manufacturing cost reporting systems. His highly diversified public accounting experience and focus in the manufacturing industry has allowed him to develop skills which can be very useful to a manufacturing company with inventory or costing issues to be addressed.

Prior to joining William Vaughan Company, Bill spent nearly 10 years with a Fortune 500 company. Several those years were spent in manufacturing supervision with some time also spent in inventory control as a shift accountant implementing a new inventory control system on the production floor. As a cost estimator, he worked on new product development and the associated costing. He had extensive experience with the development of a new standard cost system as an assistant to the cost supervisor who had designed and was implementing the new system. Bill worked as an industrial engineer doing time studies and developing work measurement standards all for the standard cost systems and the hourly payroll production incentive program. During his time with the budget department, he developed annual budgets and measured and reported on monthly variances to the department supervisor. Through his experience with that company, he developed a strong understanding of manufacturing cost systems.

Bill is a graduate of The University of Toledo and is the Finance Chairman for the University of Toledo Foundation. He is a member of American Institute and Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as President on the board for both the NW Ohio and SE Michigan Better Business Bureau, and the Northwest Ohio Kidney Foundation.