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					                                   MARIA ARVIDSON
2947 Nestle Creek Drive  Marietta, GA 30062 770-335-5226 mlarvidson@gmail.com



SKILLS PROFILE
      Performance oriented IT professional with a track record of success in understanding business
       needs and developing technology solutions to increase competitive advantage.
      Recognized for consulting/communication skills that build partnerships, facilitate understanding,
       and improve customer satisfaction.
      Noted for ability to carefully/thoroughly analyze projects and develop strategic direction.
      Proven leader in creating top quality results by effective team or project management.

CAREER SUMMARY
SOUTHERN COMPANY SERVICES (ATLANTA, GA)                                               2006 – Present
Subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the largest U.S. producers of electricity.
Financial Conversion Analyst – GLSCAPE                                                 2007 - Present
    Direct, based on schedules and estimates, aspects of expenditures from a $250M budget as
       related to Accounting, Finance and Treasury project.
    Manage critical reconciliation process for Oracle Financials after each phase of data conversion
       at four operating companies. Coordinate approval process to ensure all required emails and other
       documentation are properly loaded, allowing project phases to advance.
    Created/implemented Reconciliation Signoff Overview and Guidance document to provide step-
       by-step instructions on reconciliation process and how to address defects as discovered.
    Initiate, then build, project schedules for Maximo based on current project management rules
       and techniques.
    Perform QA testing for audit and compliance requirements.
Assistant to Technical Director                                                       2006 - 2007
    Part of project core team for CASPR – scheduled activities/tasks, planned/allocated resources,
       tracked spending, led change management projects, and ensured timely/accurate communication
       across audiences ranging from senior management to project personnel.
    Defined implementation strategies and managed the project plan/work plan and $3M budget.
    Maintained CASPR Web page and published daily/weekly updates.
    Managed all control processes for security documents, administrative files, and documentation
       of procedures.

INCOMM    - (ATLANTA, GA)                                                               2003 - 2004
Leading marketer, distributor and technology innovator of stored-value gift and prepaid products.
IT Project Manager
    Managed project team of 15 IT programmers, directing work assignments, and tracking
       project/worker hours and budgets.
    Managed/prioritized Fast Card projects for new and existing customers such as Napster, Apple,
       Wal-Mart, Visa, Federated, Starbucks and more.
    Created, implemented and managed Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems for more than 20
       internal and external inComm customers.
    Directed assignment and ongoing management of project resources against approved budget and
       staffing plans. Included project documentation, personnel review and budgets of $1M-3M.
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Career Summary continued

EQUANT – WORLDWIDE GLOBAL NETWORK (ATLANTA, GA)                                   1995 - 2002
Provider of national/international communication infrastructure solutions.
Senior Global Project Manager                                                     1998 - 2002
    Project Manager of a $10M state-of–the-art client network in more than 16 domestic and
       international regions. Customers included Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, UPS, and Sealand
       Shipping.
    Dedicated Project Manager for deployment of data communication switching equipment used at
       the Bentonville, AR hub of Wal-Mart and 300+ sites in the United Kingdom. Set project
       direction, developed schedules, and led implementation strategy.
    Managed information technology network planning re-numbering maintenance project to
       support the Equant worldwide network systems.
    Directed vendor management for the Equant U.S. and U.K. Lease Lines.
Database Support Specialist                                                      1996 - 1998
    Maintained Customer Support Trouble Ticketing System that monitored thousands of entries
      regarding outages and corrective actions.
    Provided daily/monthly management reports via Access to maintain customer lease service
      agreements were maintained at 99% accuracy.
    Created/implemented new procedures to make reporting and database management more
      efficient and cost effective.
Regional Control System Configuration Specialist                                       1995 - 1996
    Maintained Equant’s Bull DPS Mainframe Airline system where configurations are stored and
      real time monitoring takes place for all airlines in the North and South American regions.
    Loaded configurations with minimal downtime in data communications to produce easy
      gatehouse check-in and on-time flight departures.
    Implemented workflow process that assure normal configurations requests were processed in
      less than 24 hours and urgent ones in less than an hour.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
   Masters Certificate of Project Management - George Washington University, Washington, DC
   Six Sigma-Green Belt
   Bachelor Business Administration-Management - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
Oracle and Data Repository, AMPS Mainframe and Client Server, SAPS, Maximo, Ascendant, Track
Record, Script Utility Import, Security Web Ware, ESTARS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio,
Microsoft Project

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Maria Arvidson is a performance oriented IT professional with a track record of success in understanding business needs and developing technology solutions to increase competitive advantage.