A pool of Chartered Certified Accountants and experienced Business Graduates bring together a package of professional services to clients from different business sectors.

The services are led by HLB Appavoo & associates which is registered with the Financial Reporting Council(FRC) and the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants:

  • Accounting and Payroll services
  • Audit and Assurance services
  • Taxation services

Accounting and Payroll services

  • Electronic bookkeeping with live accounting reports and the production of Management and Year-end Accounts
  • Outsourcing services for accounts maintenance in two languages: English and French
  • Payroll outsourcing services
  • Quickbooks Accounting Software implementation and training

Audit and Assurance services

  • Statutory audit
  • Internal audit
  • Systems audit and re-engineering
  • Forensic audit and fraud detection
  • Special Audits e.g. ISAE 3402 on Quality Control for Outsourcing enterprises


  • Personal and Corporate Taxation compliance
  • Handling Tax Investigations and Enquiries
  • Tax planning
  • International taxation

Our team

L. Clensy Appavoo

Senior partner

Clensy Appavoo is the Chief Executive. He is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), he holds an MBA from Oxford University and a degree in Computer Science and Data Management. He provides leadership to the team and ensures the proper conduct of operations. He is also responsible of business development and is the liaison person with our International Network.

Sehzad H Bauboo

Audit Partner

Sehzad is a qualified accredited member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He reckons more than 14 years in the Auditing Profession and he actually chairs the ‘Audit Committee’ of AIL.

Michael Dhacoo

Manager – Accounting, Tax and Payroll

Michael joined the Group some 24 years ago and has been promoted to higher grades on a successive basis due to his dedication, integrity and professionalism. He now forms part of the Management Team of the firm and heads the Accounts and Taxation Division, reporting to the Senior Partner.

He now Leads, manages and consolidates the Administration functions and the Organisational Development of the firm and other entities within the Appavoo Group.

During the course of his employment within the Group, Michael was responsible for the successful implementation of various accounting software products at the site of many of our clients operating in different business industry sectors

He also provides advice to clients on tax matters which include Income Tax, VAT, PAYE etc . Michael is responsible for handling cases of fiscal investigations which bring him to defend cases at the Mauritius Revenue Authority and the Assessment Review Committee for the clients of the firm. Michael is also the leading lecturer of Appavoo Business School.

Our international reach

  • Through HLB International, our worldwide network, we are able to service clients in different locations and draw on foreign expertise which may be required in complex assignments.We have a special focus in Continental Africa where HLB member firms are present in more than 25 locations. Audit and Advisory work is conducted for International funding Agencies such as IFAD, UNCTAD, UNDP etc