Full Name: Vikash SEESURN
Date of Birth: 05th June 1966
Marital Status: Married
Language Written and Spoken: English & French
Address: Royal Road, Belle Vue Maurel
Mobile Number: +230-*-***-****
Home Number: +230-***-****
Accomplished and results-driven person, consistently motivated by standards of excellence to over-achieve expectations and exceed all set goals.
Superb change agent with a talent for developing other leaders with an equal desire to excel and win.
Can fit in any ‘C’ suite, Group/Senior/Manager level role in Finance/Operations/Client Service/Project/Credit Management, Business Development or any tailored role, having a high adaptability to be re-skilled in other relevant assignments.
Operations and Service Delivery Management
Risk and Issue Management
Client Relationship Shared Service Model
Process and Productivity Improvement
Finance, Accounting, Budget and Credit Management
Business Case Development
People and Performance Management
Sep 2019 to Feb 2020
Aug 2017 to Aug 2019
Nov 2014 to May 2017
Sep 2010 to Aug 2014
Sep 2004 – Aug 2010
May 1998 – Aug 2004
Jul 1993 – May 1998
Feb 1988 – Jun 1993
Colbert Group of Companies
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Role: Planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the group with a view to optimizing its financial performance.
Executed the financial strategy of the company.
Directed and oversaw all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization.
Ensured full transparency over the financial performance of the company.
Effectively and clearly communicated potential risks in a timely manner.
Supported the CEO with the preparation of monthly and annual financial plans.
Ensured credibility of Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
Provided executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
Provided recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
Ensured that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
Successfully trained and mentored a supervisor and handed over the task to sustain the smooth running of the department, while maintaining all metrics and KPIs green at all times.
Mauritius Gymkhana Club
Position: Club Accountant
Role: Leading the Finance and Accounting Department, ensuring a robust internal control procedures’ and regulatory compliance, managing cost and budget towards financial efficiency.
Structured and managed the finance department.
Oversaw the internal control procedures’ compliance.
Prepared and managed budgets.
Managed the Accounts Payable and the Accounts Receivables functions, with focus on the Treasury function.
Managed people and performance of the Accounts team.
Analyzed and presented monthly management accounts packs with relevant KPIs and metrics to the Executive Committee Board.
Ensured compliance with all regulatory authorities.
Reviewed annual financial statements and owned the end-to-end external audit process.
Oversaw the IT infrastructure of the Club, having been the SPOC (Single Point of Contact) of the external IT service provider.
Ensured the completeness and accuracy of payroll.
Undertook all ad-hoc projects from the finance perspective.
Senator Group of Companies
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Role: Overseeing the whole Finance and Accounting function within the group, together with meeting the needs and expectations of the shareholders in terms of strategic financial decisions.
Balanced short-term concerns and pressures, such as managing cash, liquidity, and profitability, and long-term vision and sustainable organizational success.
Fulfilled stewardship responsibilities by implementing a robust risk and issue management framework, ensuring effective compliance and control and responded to ever increasing regulatory developments including financial reporting and corporate responsibility.
Shared strategic leadership responsibilities with the managing director and other senior managers and ensured the F&A function supports the business at a strategic and operational level.
Engaged and communicated effectively with colleagues, customers, suppliers, regulators, and other internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated ethical leadership and business integrity.
Oversaw and made recommendations on procedures for the entire financial department.
Provided Senator’s leadership team with detailed financial reports and recommendations in order to blue-sky plan for the future.
Accenture Mauritius Limited (ITO)
Position: Project Management Office (PMO) /Language Translation Capability (LTC) Lead
Role: Heading 2 teams with a total workforce of 30 resources (PMO-25 resources and Language Translation Capability-5 resources) for project management support function for 30 projects both in Mauritius and globally (South Africa, France, Canada and The Netherlands) and translation function of the Mauritius Centre, ensuring a cost-efficient operations management and continuous growth in the PMO offering.
Implemented a shared service model via which the assignment of partial resources added much value in the cost management of projects.
Brought about improvement initiatives, making projects save much cost via productivity gains.
Ensured a consistent increase in the Centre’s headcount exploiting business opportunities not only internally but globally, resulting in practically doubling the headcount each year (started with only 5 team members in 2010).
Service Delivery - ensure all agreed SLAs are maintained green in terms of:
Project Finance Tracking.
Time and Work Plan Management.
Risk and Issue Management.
Metrics Reporting, Analysis and Interpretation.
All other administrative tasks.
Translation business timely and quality delivery.
People and Performance management:
Groomed and coached team members.
Identified training needs and empowered team members.
Kept a motivating team.
Managed career of team members.
Accenture Mauritius Limited (BPO)
Position: Operations Manager
Role: Heading a team of 30 persons in the Accounts Receivables and general Accounting processes.
Built strong relationship and good communication with the client.
Ensured a quality and on time service and minimized rework and error rate.
Resolved issues smoothly with the client.
Successfully monitored all KPIs and maximized productivity.
Motivated and ensured a good team spirit.
Supported the team to grow further by judicious delegation of tasks.
Organized team building activities.
Minimized overtime and monitored other related costs.
Encouraged continuous improvement initiatives within the team.
Optimized Full Time Employee (FTE).
Implemented display of KPIs trends and other relevant process flows on notice boards and ensured daily huddle with the whole team to discuss/celebrate special achievements.
Happy World Marketing Ltd (A local conglomerate dealing in domestic appliances of well-known brands such as Sony, Zanussi, Arthur Martin, Kelvinator)
Position: Head of Credit Control Department
Role: Heading a team of 10 persons in credit management.
Leading of the credit control department
Ensured credit limit and credit period are respected by all customers, individuals, subsidiaries, resellers and corporate.
Raised flag on time on potential difficult customers to management.
Analysis of ageing reports
Analyzed ageing of debt and presented to management with explanation and actions to improve collection.
Monitoring of new credit seekers
Being in the credit committee, analyzed the credit seekers’ profile and advised management on approval.
Discussed with customers in difficulties to advise all new schemes of repayment.
Management of payment defaulters
Referred insolvent and genuine defaulters to the company’s legal advisor.
Followed up cases in court.
Managing and coaching the team
Kept the team motivated.
Coached and trained team members.
Speed Freight Limited (A wholly-owned subsidiary of a local conglomerate (ABC Group) dealing in shipping and freight forwarding activities with major shipping lines like NOL (North Orient Line)
Position: Assistant Accountant
Role: Preparation of management accounts together with monitoring a small team of 2 persons.
Preparation of management accounts
Managed day to day activities of the accounts department and prepared the management accounts to present to the financial controller for interpretation and explanation of trends.
Preparing of payroll
Prepared payroll of around 50 persons together with ensuring that payment to the authorities is done on time (PAYE and Pensions).
Managing Receivables and Payables
Ensured the team was chasing for debt and paying suppliers on time.
Ireland Blyth Limited (A local conglomerate’s shipping division representing major international shipping lines like Compagnie Générale Maritime (CGM), Mitsui, Nedlloyd
Position: Accounts/Senior Accounts Clerk
Role: Doing basic book-keeping activities
Ownership - Accounts Receivables (AR) Process
Processed invoices in the system, managed debtors ageing report and ensured timely collections of dues.
Ownership - Accounts Payables (AP) Process
Processed invoices in the system, managed creditors ageing report and issued cheque payments after verification of approved invoices.
Bank Reconciliation, cashiering and banking Process
Handled all bank reconciliations, acted also as cashier for some while and did banking of all receipts daily.
Education & Qualification
Higher School Certificate
ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountant - UK) Member
MIPA (Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants) Member
Certificate of Attendance-Dr. Stephen Covey's seminar 'Effectiveness to Greatness'
Certificate of Attendance-Interaction Skills for Success & Working as A Team Workshops
Certificate of Attendance-Making Transition to Supervisor Workshop
Certificate of Attendance-Microsoft Excel Advanced
Certificate of Attendance-Microsoft Project 2000
Credit Management and Control Course-EMS
Seminar on 'High Performance Teams'-Dale Carnegie
3 months course in 'Service Clientele'-Marotel
General Personal Information
Cinema, Gym for keep-fit activities, going out with family and friends.