Dr. ROBERTINE CHADERTON FCCA, CFE
Dr. Robertine Chaderton is the CEO of Caribbean Consulting Group with more than twenty five years audit and accounting experience. She holds a B. Sc in Mathematics and Physics from UWI, a B. Commerce (Special Hons.) University of Windsor, Canada and a PhD (Manchester University, UK) as well as being a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) in the UK. Her career path spreads between academia and the private sector. For thirty (30) years she had been a lecturer in Auditing and Accounting at the University of the West Indies.
Robertine Chaderton is a name associated with accounting education across the Caribbean. She joined the Faculty in the Department of Management Studies at UWI, Cave Hill in 1983 after starting her career in Public Accounting and Banking in Canada and Barbados. Dr. Chaderton served the Faculty of Social Sciences with distinction by becoming the first female Head of Department. During her tenure as Head, she initiated a number of programmes which revolutionised accounting and management education. She started the Accounting Week programme on campus giving public accounting firms the opportunity to address the student body and has been responsible for a number of her students becoming public accountants.
Dr. Chaderton was instrumental in the revision of the accounting programme to ensure that graduates were not only prepared adequately for the world of work but were also able to obtain advanced standing in several professional accounting programmes. In addition, she provided tutoring for a number of professional programmes such as the ACCA of the UK and CMA of Canada. She has thus ensured that the Caribbean region has a sufficient number of professionally trained personnel.
The ACCA recognized her as one of the top 100 Accountants worldwide in their centenary celebrations in 2004.
She has published extensively on accounting and attended several international conferences where she presented papers. She authored two books, one of which was the catalyst for a television programme entitled “Managing Your Money”. This publication and television programmes received several accolades in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Her research interests are “International Financial Reporting Standards”, Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions”, “Internal Auditing” and “Fraud”.
In 1997 Dr Chaderton resigned from UWI to assume the position of Director of Banking at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. This position, she held for two years. Her entrepreneurial spirit flourishes though Caribbean Consulting Group, a private entity which she owns with offices on Greenlands Park in Basseterre, St Kitts and in Bridgetown, Barbados. The company conducts audits, provides training in accounting related topics, prepares individuals for the ACCA examinations and operates Greenlands Books and Things.
In 2008, she returned to the University of the West Indies to assist in the development of Accounting and Finance and the Banking and Finance programmes. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner with the ACFE (USA), has conducted fraud investigations across the Eastern Caribbean for the past 15 years and currently is on Fraud Awareness drive throughout the region.
Besides being involved in accounting education at UWI, Dr Chaderton has been associated with CXC for over two decades where she was part of the implementation of the CAPE syllabus. Her desire for excellence has also drawn her into Quality Assurance and she has been Chair of the St Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board for several years and serves the Barbados Accreditation Board and other Accreditation Boards in the Caribbean in the evaluation of tertiary level institutions.
She retired from the full time Cave Hill Campus faculty in July 2014, but continues to be involved with UWI through the Open Campus. Outside her professional work, she is actively involved with persons with disabilities locally, regionally and internationally. She founded Ade's Place, a Centre for Adults with learning disabilities. In her church, she is currently one of the Circuit Stewards (responsible for the administration and management) for the Methodist Churches in St Kitts.