Arvind Harris

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Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Arvind Harris joined UniSey in September 2015, having previously worked in the UK.  He obtained his first degree, in Accounting & Finance, from Thames Valley University in 1999.  At that same university he was subsequently awarded an MSc in Finance & Administration and, several years later, he successfully completed the course leading to LLB at the University of London.  He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administration (ACIS) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA).

Prior to coming to Seychelles, Arvind gained a wide range of teaching experience, working in a variety of private colleges and universities in the London region.  In addition to teaching different business and accounting modules he developed new courses and was involved in all aspects of examination operations.  The latter included a role as Chief Examinations Officer for the Institute of Administrative Management, in which he prepared and marked exam papers for diploma and advanced diploma levels.  He also undertook various tasks as an education consultant.

In addition to his varied teaching background, Arvind brings with him the benefits of commercial experience.  At one stage, for instance, he was appointed as Operational Director of a career college, where he managed budgets and financial accounts, ensured best practice in HR policies and procedures, and engaged in marketing and student recruitment.  He also spent a year as Financial Advisor at the Health Research Centre in Mauritius, reporting to the finance directors on investment analysis and budgeting, and overseeing the finance department.  Immediately prior to joining UniSey, he worked in the UK for a company specializing in Taxation, Financial and Management consultancy.

As well as currently teaching on a number of University of London finance and accounting modules, Arvind has a key role at UniSey in helping to develop a new degree programme specifically geared to the needs of the local market.

 

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