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Financial Management for Program Staff Course

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Online / Training
Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021
USD  600.00



This course aims to build the confidence and skills of program staff to use financial management tools to implement project activities in a cost effective, controlled and accountable way.



5 Days


Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for non-finance program managers and project officers of international NGOs who manage or directly implement projects. It is not suitable for finance staff.  A background in finance is not required for this course.


Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Create a fully-costed budget using the activity-based budgeting technique
  • Build a phased project budget from a project activity plan
  • Use a funding grid to manage multiple-donor funded projects
  • Use budget monitoring reports to review and manage project progress
  • Apply key policies and procedures needed to safeguard project cash and equipment
  • Describe the four Building Blocks of Financial Management and the role they play in achieving good practice in financial management in program implementation
  • Describe the key organizing tools of a financial system, including the Chart of Accounts and Cost Centers.


Course Content

Introductions, expectations and program overview

Getting Organized

  • Four Building Blocks of Financial Management
  • Who does what in financial management?
  • Coding structures

Financial Planning

  • The financial planning process
  • Practical budgeting
  • The challenge of multiple donor-funded projects

Financial Reporting and Monitoring

  • Accounting essentials – where do the figures come from?
  • Which reports do we need in program management?
  • Overview of the annual financial statements
  • Using budget comparison reports for program management

Internal Control

  • Internal control in the field – what goes wrong?
  • Key internal control policies and procedures
  • The role of audit


Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021
Weekdays 09:00 AM — 01:00 PM
No. of Days: 5
Total Hours: 20
No. of Participants: 10
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Upskill Development Institute
Muthithi-Mpaka Road Junction, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya 00100
(+254) 721 331 808
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