Dharmaraj Ippili Appiah

  • Central Flacq 7
  • 52581314
  • ajay@primexismauritius.com

Work History

Work History
Jan 2013 - Present

Financial Consultant

Primexis Partners ( Mauritius) Ltd

Utilize keen analysis, insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex (sales, human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance.

Proven areas of expertise include:

  1. _ Strategic Planning & Organizational Leadership      
  2. _ Corporate & Investment Finance
  3. _ Budgeting & Cost Management                                 
  4. _ Growth & Expansion Strategies
  5. _ Sales, Marketing & New Business Development        
  6. _ Profitability & Cost Analysis
  7. _ Process Design & Productivity Improvement          
  8. _ Systems & Technology Utilization
  9. _ Contract Negotiations & Strategic Alliances                
  10. _ Team Building & Performance Improvement
  11. -   Financial Reporting - Management Accounts Reporting
  12. -   Taxation -  Analysis of Operations
Jun 2009 - Jan 2013

Manager

Aronson & Associates ( Mauritius) Ltd
  • Drafting Group operational and internal procedures.
  • Ongoing review of internal control procedures
  • Ensure adhrence to internal procedures
  • Liase with Auditors.
  • Advise the Directors.
  • Prepare management account for the Directors.
  • Supervising the operation of the subsidiaries.
  • Supervising the Accounting dept of these companies.
  • Responsible for Tax assignments’ of these companies.
  • Training of the whole administration Dept.
  • Preparing Business Plan

Proven areas of expertise include:

  1. _ Strategic Planning & Organizational Leadership       
  2. _ Corporate & Investment Finance
  3. _ Budgeting & Cost Management                                
  4. _ Growth & Expansion Strategies
  5. _ Sales, Marketing & New Business Development       
  6. _ Profitability & Cost Analysis
  7. _ Process Design & Productivity Improvement          
  8. _ Systems & Technology Utilization
  9. _ Contract Negotiations & Strategic Alliances              
  10. _ Team Building & Performance Improvement
  11. -  Financial Reporting - Management Accounts Reporting
  12. -  Taxation                                                   
  13. -  Analysis of Operations
Sep 2006 - Jun 2009

Finance Director

Apavou Hotels Ltd
  • Reporting to the Owner.
  • Representing the Owning company and should balance the relationship with the management company.
  • Implementing and safeguarding good governance and procedures in the company.
  • Controlling and safeguarding the assets of the Resort.
  • Acting as head of department with a direct staff of 4 in accounting.
  • Preparation of financial statements (FS) and management accounts (MA) for operations
  • Presenting and analyzing monthly FS and MA to the management.
  • Assisting the management in the settling of financial objectives and performance measurements.
  • Prepare yearly unit operational budget for the management.
  • Control Expenditures and monitor budget.
  • Prepare info for audit purpose.
  • Credit Control management and Analysis
  • VAT processing.
  • Advise management on relevant regulatory obligations.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of accounting system.
  • Monitoring Treasury management of the hotel.
  • Ensure good day and day running operation of the Finance Dept.
  • Analysis of Targets, Budget and recommendations.
  • Purchasing Management and Analysis of savings – Stock and Cost Control Analysis
  • Preparing Rolling forecast to present the Directors of the directions of the business operations.
  • Other Financial Strategies and Analysis – Cost Cutting strategies.
  • Liaise with Auditors for planning and recommendations.
  • Involve fully in hotel operation financial activities.
  • Manage the secretarial, Legal, Tax and Administrative side for the company.
  • Monitoring the HR Department.
  • Responsible for the IT Dept.
  • Prepare ADHOC financial report to explain urgency to the management.
  • Regular Contact with Bank and Authorities.
  • Write up of Financial and operational procedures for the Resort.
  • Monitoring Treasury management of the group.
  • Consolidate Unaudited FS to the management and Owner for decision making.

Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

Financial Controller

Movenpick Resorts & Spa Mauritius
  • Reported to Regional Financial Controller of management company representative.
  • Report directly to the Owning Company KHI Investment Co Ltd.
  • Implementing and safeguarding good governance and procedures in the company.
  • Controlling and safeguarding the assets of the Resort.
  • Financial Advisor to the management of unit.
  • Preparation of FS and Management accounts (MA) of business operations.
  • Presenting and Analyzing each unit monthly FS and MA to the management.
  • Assisting the management in the settling of financial objectives and performance measurements.
  • Prepare yearly unit operational budget for the management.
  • Control Expenditures and monitor budget.
  • Prepare info for audit purpose.
  • Credit Control management and Analysis
  • VAT processing.
  • Manage Payroll system and responsible for the HR department (Financial Section)
  • Advise management on relevant regulatory obligations.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of accounting system.
  • Monitoring Treasury management of the hotel.
  • Ensure good day and day running operation of the Finance Dept.
  • Analysis of Targets, Budget and recommendations.
  • Purchasing Management and Analysis of savings – Stock and Cost Control Analysis
  • Preparing Rolling forecast to present the Directors of the directions of the business operations.
  • Other Financial Strategies and Analysis – Cost Cutting strategies.
  • Liaise with Auditors for planning and recommendations.
  • Involve fully in hotel operation financial activities.
  • Manage the secretarial, legal and Administrative side for the company.
  • Responsible for the operation of the HR Dept.
  • Responsible for the IT Dept.

Education

Education
Jan 2014 - Present

Certified Fraud Examiner

Association of Certified Fraud Examiner

Criminology and Ethics

Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes

Fraud Investigation

Fraud Prevention and Deterrence

Legal Elements of Fraud

Feb 1998 - Feb 2004

Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant

Association of Chartered Certified Accountant

Affiliates in 2004 , Member in 2004 and FCCA in 2009.

May 1999 - Aug 2002

BSC Applied Accounting

Oxford Brookes University
May 1999 - Aug 2000

Certified Accounting Technician

ACCA

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Trainer Practical Training         Accounting Students at Tertiary Students ( Part Time )

Lecturer ACCA Modules          Since January 2012     (Part Time)

IT Experience

  • Spreadsheets –Microsoft Excel 2000.
  • Well Versed with Crystal Report 9.0 new version.
  • Accounting Package – Micros-Fidelio-Scala-Horgatex-Newsoft-KC Pay-Opera – Infogenesis – Prolific – Materials Control, Sun system, WINHMS, COGNOS reporting - WINHms
  • Word processing-Microsoft Word 2000
  • Presentation Package- PowerPoint 2000
  • Quickbooks.
  • Sage Pastel.
  • Business Plan Software

AFFILIATING ORGANISATION

  • Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountant ( MIPA)
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Members of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountant
  • Members of the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiner