IITAE System Auditor
Articulate communicator able to effectively interact with diverse populations of individuals. Consistently maintains good relations with co-workers, managers, students, and administrators; self-motivated with strong planning, organizational, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
OVERVIEW OF ACCOUNTING AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
SKNRA’s continued service depends on its ability to safeguard and manage effectively and efficiently all donor funds (and generated income) entrusted to it. Central to this goal is a sound structure of financial management and control to maintain both integrity and confidence.
This Manual describes the financial policies and procedures for ensuring accountability on effective and efficient use of funds. The procedures are aimed to provide a clear plan of action to implement policy. It will help to eliminate variations in the execution of processes and gives a sense of direction to employees and increase standardization and reduce risks.
Any deviations from adhering to the procedures contained in this Manual by SKNRA staff should be in writing and approved by the Executive Director.
The implementation of this Manual is essential for the successful delivery of SKNRA’s services as we conduct our activities morally, ethically, and in the spirit of public accountability and transparency, and in conformity with applicable laws and regulations and practices common with responsible organizations.
The principles and suggested procedures in the Manual reflect systems currently in operation or being implemented by SKNRA and those expected to be adopted by its sub-partners.
This Manual has been designed to suit specifically the accounting and financial management practices at SKNRA, and the general principles and essential features are applicable to all resources no matter their source.
This Manual is not exhaustive but provides a framework for accounting and financial procedures within the organization. As circumstances and requirements change the manual should be reviewed and updated annually to take into account potential new donor regulations, tax law regulations, as well as new developments in the accountancy profession and changes in the organization.
INTRODUCTION TO SKNRA
SKNRA prides itself on the ideology that well-rounded, innovative individuals can be crafted out of all youths residing locally, regionally, and internationally by developing their creativity and problem-solving skills to prepare them for global opportunities within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
Through Interactive Challenges, Research & Development and Volunteerism activities SKNRA will become the leading force of nurturing the latent talents of Caribbean youth and present all members and participants with circumstances which will lead them to a future of numerous scholarship opportunities, accredited qualifications, and the chance to enter internationally recognized competitions within STEAM areas.
As the first of its kind in the Caribbean, SKNRA aims to set a standard within the region that regulates the production and research of items relating to Information Technology and Computer Science. The organization not only will encourage the establishment of other Robotics/Information Technology Associations but also intends to create legislation that will protect the Intellectual Property rights of individuals’ research projects. In this way, we are hopeful that the Caribbean can reach a higher level of regional integration through the advancement of STEAM, in turn improving the scale of technology in all member states.
The ST KITTS & NEVIS ROBOTICS ASSOCIATION – SKNRA is a Non-Government, Non-Profit Organization. The Association was found on the 13th of January 2020 and was established on the 27th of March 2020 by Dr. Ricardo R. Neil and the Hobson-Newman & Amritt Law Firm.
All revenue from sponsorships and fees are invested in support of our mission, which is to promote robotics in Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics – STEAM education in St Kitts and Nevis the OECS, CARICOM and worldwide.
ST KITTS & NEVIS ROBOTICS ASSOCIATION aims to bring together young people all over St Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean, and the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills. We accomplish this by organizing events, challenges, and educational robotics competitions.
ST KITTS & NEVIS ROBOTICS ASSOCIATION is dedicated to:
- Offer young people the opportunity to expand their horizons through exploration of robots and robotic systems through STEAM.
- Widen the view of young people and encourage them to be our Future Scientists, Engineers, Developers, Makers and Inventors.
- Help young people acquire 21st century skills like creative thinking, Cooperation and Communication.
- Help introduce the concept of modern science into educational activities.
- Promote robotics in STEAM education in St Kitts and Nevis, the OECS CARICOM and worldwide.
- Bring together young people from all over St Kitts and Nevis and the world to measure their skills and have fun at annual local, regional and international challenges.
Our mandate is to develop and deliver to St Kitt’s and Nevis, the OECS, CARICOM, and the International Community the following without prejudice:
To develop an effective:
- RASP – Robotics After School Programme
- NRC – National Robotics Challenge
- OECS RC – Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Robotics Challenge
- CARICOM RC – Caribbean Community Robotics Challenge
- POP – Public Outreach Programme
- IRP – International Relation Programme