Mandate - Tanzania 2016
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.
Tanzania (city of Moshi)
Duration of mandate
3 weeks in the field
Nomber of CPAWB field volunteers
2 CPAWB volunteers per mandate
OBJECTIVES OF THE MANDATE
Work with Tanzania United Parents Secondary Schools (TUPSS) in Tanzania on developing a chart of accounts for secondary schools and implement it with the goal of standardizing operations.
A preliminary diagnosis of TUPPS schools showed that there were opportunities to improve accounting and management practices, especially as concerns the application of accounting principles, activity-based management, financial analysis, cash management, budget planning and efficient use of the accounting system (Quickbooks).
CPAWB intends to begin a series of missions to assist TUPPS in transitioning from cash accounting to accrual accounting, overhauling and standardizing the chart of accounts, developing and implementing a strategic plan consistent with its educational mission, and improving management practices for all schools in the network.
This third field mission (M4-Tanzania) is a CPAWB activity whose primary aim is to restructure and implement a chart of accounts at certain TUPPS schools to serve as a model for the other schools and take various opportunities to improve specific management practices.
TUPPS is a non-government institution that comprises a network of fourteen secondary schools in various regions of the country. The organization’s objective is to improve cooperation between its schools in order to ensure the highest educational standards in Tanzania. Nearly 9,800 students, of which 59% are girls, attend the schools. In addition to the education provided, these schools hold income-generating activities specifically related to agriculture, livestock rearing, baking and machinery.
DESCRIPTIONS OF TASKS TO BE PERFORMED
Preparing for the mission
Become acquainted with the schools concerned by the mission
Monitor the chart of accounts model based on the transactions of the schools concerned by the mission
Monitor the continued implementation of the approved chart of accounts
Participate in preparing training content and material prior to departure
Participate in a pre-departure meeting
Conducting the mission :
Implement the chart of accounts
Provide training and knowledge transfer sessions
Keep a daily log of the mission
Post-mission follow-up :
Follow up with the visited partner
Draft a final mission report
Provide photos to document the mission