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MICHAEL S. DILUZIO
27 Pageant Drive, Apartment 7
Cambridge, MA 02138
Accounting manager with seven years' experience in general ledger, accounts payable, and financial reporting. MBA in Management. Proficient in QuickBooks and Excel.
1996–present: ACCOUNTING MANAGER, Colwell Corporation, Wellesley, MA
Manager of a staff of six in general ledger and accounts payable
— Designed and refined financial reporting package
— Assisted in month-end closings
— Established guidelines for month-end closing procedures, speeding up closing by five business days
— Implemented team-oriented cross-training program within accounting group resulting in increased productivity of key accounting staff
1994–1996: SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, Franklin and Delany Company, Melrose, MA
— Managed accounts payable, general ledger, transaction processing, and financial reporting
— Supervised staff of two
— Developed management reporting package, including variance reports and cash flow reporting
1993-1994: STAFF ACCOUNTANT, Franklin and Delany Company, Melrose, MA
— Managed accounts payable, including vouchering, cash disbursements, and bank reconciliation
— Wrote and issued policies
— Maintained supporting schedules used during year-end audits
— Trained new employees
— MBA in Management, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1995
— BS in Accounting, Boston College, Boston, MA, 1993
National Association of Accountants
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