HLB Appavoo & Associates
Name: Louis Clensy Appavoo
Job title: Senior partner
Sector/business area: Audit and assurance
Size in country: More than 60 employees
Organisation details: HLB Appavoo & Associates is one of the leading firms of accountants, auditors and management consultants in Mauritius. Based in the city of Port-Louis, it is a four partner firm with a staff of over 60 including a large number of qualified accountants and business graduates.
Louis Clensy Appavoo, senior partner, is clear about the contribution that ACCA trainees and members make to his practice: ‘They have the skills that we need. In particular, they are people with integrity.’
HLB Appavoo offers audit services so their partners’ and employees’ ACCA practising certificates are vital to the running of the firm. ‘In order to work as an auditor in Mauritius, you have to hold practising certificate from a recognised accountancy body like ACCA,’ Appavoo explains. ‘Our people are encouraged to study for the ACCA Qualification. It successfully combines practical experience and professional exams and the papers are based on international accounting and auditing standards.’
And after qualification? ‘We support our ACCA people to achieve their unique potential both personally and professionally. We encourage them to take personal responsibility for their career and we support them in their professional development in every way we can,’ he adds.
Appavoo concludes, ‘ACCA is the world's largest and most respected professional accountants association and gaining such a qualification is evidence that the holder possesses skills and knowledge which are in high demand by employers.’