The purpose of this manual is to describe the existing accounting procedures that have been established as the norm within the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) as well as to serve as a valuable reference guide for other similar organisations. These policies and procedures have been designed to help safeguard DCNA’s assets and to promote accuracy, efficiency and consistency in accounting operations throughout the organisation. It is hoped that a written manual will both contribute to these objectives as well as to assisting staff members to comply with the prescribed accounting operations of DCNA. Version: January 2009
Terms of Reference adopted on May 27, 2009, for an Asset Management Committee to maintain the endowment of the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation in perpetuity and ensure fiduciary oversight.
This Operations Manual attempts to condense various provisions of the Caucasus Protected Areas Fund’s charter, by-laws, board decisions and operating practices, and the provisions of certain of its grant agreements, into a practical handbook of operations intended to be useful to employees and board members, donors and potential donors, and the CPAF’s partner countries and grantees interested in its mode of operations.
Part I covers all matters relating to the CPAF’s non-grant making operations, from organization and board matters to financial management. The information on investments and investing should be read in conjunction with the CPAF’s Investment Policy.
Part II covers the provisions from the CPAF’s charter and by-laws on our grant-making activities. We do not summarize the provisions of our application documentation or the Framework Agreements governing our operations in our partner countries.