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Completed missions

Mandate - Haiti 2018

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CPAs Without Borders

CPAs Without Borders (CPAWB) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2013. CPAWB was founded by a group of CPAs, with the goal of using the skills of CPAs to contribute positively to the well-being of foreign communities in need.

 

CPAWB aims to, by its projects and field mandates, train and develop staff at foreign not-for profits, in fields of expertise related to the CPA profession. More specifically, in matters of financial management, governance & ethics, and sustainable development amongst other topics.

  • Location
    Haiti

  • Mandate timeline
    24-01-2018 to 07-02-2018

  • Duration of mandate
    2 weeks of on-site. Plus, preparation work required prior to travelling on-site on an as needed basis.

  • Number of CPAWB field volunteers
    2 CPAWB volunteers per mandate                           

OBJECTIVES OF THE MANDATE

This mandate is the continuation of a mandate started in 2016. Whereby CPAWB partnered with Terre Sans Frontieres (TSF) and Sœurs de la Charité de Saint-Louis (SCSL). From hereon, SCSL will be referred to as “SCSL” or the “Organization”.

The mandate focused on the headquarters of the Organization along with 18 of the Organization’s teaching establishments which consists of approx. 15 700 students, 15 residences and 3 distribution centres. The overall goal of the mandate is to assist the Organization in its adoption of sound accounting practices.

About the organization

 

The Organization is a religious congregation that has operated in Haiti for over 70 years, as well as in Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, Mexico and other parts of North America, and France. The Organization primarily serves women and children in low-income areas.

CPAWB has entered into a partnership with the Organization. CPAWB will help the Organization as follows;

  • Provide training to staff teaching them how to perform cash and payment transactions within the country

  • Provide training to staff to teach them how to accurately record transactions in the Organization’s accounts

  • Provide training to the staff regarding compilation of financial data and eventually budgeting training

  • Provide assistance on an ad-hoc basis so that the staff and stakeholders can be autonomous in the performance of routine accounting tasks.

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DESCRIPTION OF TASKS TO BE PERFORMED

 

The selected candidate(s) will primarily perform the following tasks;

Preparation of the mandate ; 

  • Familiarize oneself with the prior mandates completed by CPAWB for the Organization

  • Meet with CPAWB volunteers who performed the prior mandates. Discuss any relevant items

  • Participate in 1 or 2 pre-departure meetings

 

Execution of the mandate : 

  • Experiencing the country alongside the staff who have manifested interest in financial compilation, will allow you to;

  • Train the staff on the goas to best practices in Excel regarding cash and payments cycle

  • Take note of the difficulties experienced by the selected staff

  • Re-instate teaching provided to the staff (sisters) and follow their development

  • Observe how the staff (sisters) use Excel in practice

  • Produce, if required a report listing findings and recommendations for improvement

  • Draft a daily journal to keep track and document the mandate

Post-mandate follow-up : 

  • Perform a follow-up and de-brief

  • Draft a post-mandate report. Summarizing the mandate

  • Publish photos of the mandate for documentation purposes

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