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Human Resources Manager

Antioch, California, United States
February 01, 2018

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Curriculum Vitae

Maria Maqsoudi

Personal details

Name: Maria Maqsoudi-Karimi

Date and place of birth: 18 July 1980, Kabul, Afghanistan

Address: **** ********* *****, *******, ** 94531 United States of America

Telephone number: (925)***-****

E-mail address:;

Country of birth: Afghanistan

Country of citizenship: United States of America

Educational Background

2003 - 2007 BA in Psychology and Education, University of California, Davis

Specialization: General psychology

2000 - 2003 Diablo Valley College

Professional Background

Dec 2007 – 2009 Human Resources Reform Advisor

USAID-funded Capacity Development Program (CDP)

Deloitte Consultancy LLP (previously BearingPoint Inc.)

Kabul, Afghanistan

Activities & Responsibilities:

Support the implementation of the Public Administration Reform

through the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service

Commission (IARCSC) in national and sub-national institutions;

Upgrade the Management Information Systems (MIS) of the targeted


Support the creation professional Human Resource Department along

with a complete set of policies and regulations for staff in targeted

ministries (including Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of

Energy and Water, and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs);

Support the implementation of pay and grading in targeted ministries

(including Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Energy and

Water, and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs);

Lead the CDP Human Resources team in the aforementioned


As a member of Reform Implementation Management Unit support

the implementation of reforms in the Ministry of Energy and Water;

Coaching and mentoring the Ministries’ staff in Information

Management System;

Assisted in building the capacity of the ministerial counterparts in

various Human Resources functions such as interview techniques,

recruitment process, job descriptions and policy and procedures


Developed Human Resources Manual for Management Information


Provided research and analytical support in the design and execution

of training programs in HR to employees of the designated Ministries;

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007 Payroll Specialist

Round Table Pizza Corporation

Concord, California

Activities and responsibilities:

Managed the Payroll for 30 stores;

Responsible for managing over $ 150,000 per month;

Responsible for all HR related issues including hiring, termination and

performance management, and financial records of all employees;

Prepare financial statements;

Prepared, processed and filed bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and

annual financial reports;

Maintained a variety of payroll information files and records (e.g.

labor contracts, eligibility policies, time cards, deduction cards,

benefits, retirement information, payroll authorizations, etc.) for the

purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail for


Oversaw a variety of processes (e.g. timesheet input, reconciliations;

insurance payments) for the purpose of compliance within district,

state, and federal mandates;

Responded to written and verbal inquiries (e.g. employment

verifications, garnishments, payroll processes, etc.) for the purpose of

providing information and/or direction.

Jan 2005 – Dec 2006 Research Assistant

University of California, Davis

Activities and responsibilities:

Served as the senior administrator for professor Dr. Debra Longs;

Conducted research in the areas of language processing and reading


Participated in physical experiments, training session, surveys, and

collecting of information for research;

Dec 2005 – April 2006 Finance and Administrative Officer

Project Pipeline

Concord, California

Activities and responsibilities:

Responsible for all procurement processes;

Maintained the purchase order system;

Responsible for supplier invoicing;

Assisted with the preparation of budget;

Implemented financial policies and procedures;

Prepared income statements;

Jan 2005 – Dec 2005 Assistant Manager

Berkeley Market

Berkeley, California

Activities and responsibilities:

Managed all aspect of business banking;

Facilitated the hiring, training and supervision of 14 employees;

Prepared financial statement and update the general ledger on a

weekly basis;

Facilitated timely payment of vendor invoices;

Controlled inventory levels through effective ordering and loss control


Completed employee and sales tax paperwork and generated

employee payroll and tax filings;

Served as a liaison with key vendors and suppliers, including Fortune

500 companies;

June 1999 – Oct 2004 Assistant Manager

J&J Carpet Cleaning and Water Damage Restoration

Concord, California

Activities and responsibilities:

Managed all financial issues including purchase orders, invoicing and

company deposits;

Oversaw 14 employees training them and supervising the company


Managed the federal and state tax paperwork;

Prepared financial statements;

Managed all aspects of business banking for the company;

Language skills

Dari: Native Speaker

English: Fluent

Urdu : Advanced


Ahmed Tawfiq Karimi

Sr. Consultant

Delitte Consultancy LLP

David Craig

Sr. Consultant

Joseph Volonakis

SR. Consultant

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