Seamus J. Clarke is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and holds a Practising Certificate from ACCA. Seamus is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Accounting), Upper Second-Class Honours from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus – Barbados).
Seamus was instrumental in the conceptualisation of the new outsourced business model in Trinidad and Tobago back in 2001. These included financial, accounting and payroll outsourced services. Under his stewardship, the number of clients converting their back-office operations to an outsourced provider for the first time in the marketplace increased significantly. In 2009, he founded ARK Outsourcing Limited to take this financial service to the next level. Industries served by the firm run the breadth and depth of Trinidad and Tobago as well as the rest of the Caribbean region. ARK’s client base is represented in the Advertising, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications sectors to name a few.
Seamus has over twenty-six (26) years’ experience in the accounting, banking, energy, and outsourcing fields. His experience includes financial management, budgeting, treasury management, corporation and income tax, payroll, and insurance related activities. He has served in the following executive leadership positions over his career:
- Executive Director – Aegis Business Solutions Limited (2001 – 2008)
- Executive Director – Aegis Management Solutions Limited (2001 – 2008)
- Finance Director – PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited (1997 – 2001)
- Assistant Comptroller – Scotiabank T&T Limited (1994 – 1997)
Seamus’ expertise can enhance his clients’ strategic financial planning functions. His role often leads him to perform as a contracted CFO or Finance Director within the clients’ business. Helping companies restructure their finances and develop innovative facilities to meet the clients changing requirements is at the fore front of this service line.
Seamus is currently a Non-Executive Director of Pan American Life Insurance Company of T&T Limited and serves on Pan American’s Audit Committee. Seamus is also a former Non-Executive Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee of both Unilever Caribbean Limited (a publicly listed company) and Grace Kennedy T&T Limited.
Seamus is a former national table tennis player and has enthusiastically served in several volunteer organisations. Some of these are Sportsman Employment Agency, St. Mary’s College Past Students Union, Arrive Alive! and Solo Crusaders Table Tennis Club. Golf is a key passion.