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Training on Project Financial Management for Non-Financial Professionals (March 11 -March 15, 2019)

About the course

In any organization the finance function plays a key role in developing business and determining service or product costs. Proper financial management assists the organization to effectively and efficiently utilize its limited resources to achieve its objectives. Non-financial managers are also involved in managing finance for their business functions, hence the need for them to acquire the requisite financial skills.

This course aims to equip the non-financial managers with knowledge in core financial principles and improve their financial decision making in this ever changing business environment. This course will help managers understand how the decisions they make will affect the financial performance of their organization.

Target Participant

This training is designed for managers who are not from the financial or accounting background but whose role involves financial decision making. This course is ideal for managers who want to acquire skills in financial processes.

Course duration

5 Days

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Understand the sources and availability of finance for an organization
Understand relevant financial information within the organization
Plan, develop, implement and control budget
Analyze financial statements to understand performance
Implement cash management practices
Comprehend the impact of various business decisions on the organization’s performance.
Course Outline

Introduction to Financial Management in NGOs

What is financial management?
Importance of financial management in projects
The finance function and its relation with other business functions
Project financial management cycle
Good practice systems: the building blocks of financial management
Key supporting policies and standards
Project Financial Planning and Project Budgeting

The Financial planning process
Functions and types of budgets in projects
Practical approaches to building good project budgets
Donor budget regulations/requirements
Budget change/modifications
Cash Flow Management

Cash flow forecasting
Consolidated budgets and budgeting for core costs
Elements of cash flow
Cash Vs Profit
Managing cash
Bank Accounts management
Project payments supporting documents
Cost Management

Use of cost data in decision making
Types of Costs
Elements of Cost
Cost Structures and Methods – Costing services and products
Project cost allocations
Admin cost allocations
Financial Reporting in Projects

Importance of Financial Reporting
Principles and Objectives of Financial Accounting
Types of Accounts
Financial Statements; Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement
Measuring Finance Performance

Introduction to financial Analysis
Steps in financial analysis
Sources of data for financial analysis
Financial ratios
Budget monitoring
Cash flow monitoring
Earned Value Management

Introduction to Earned Value Analysis
Earned Value Calculations
Application of EVM analysis in project performance monitoring
Value for Money in Projects
Internal Control Systems

Organization financial management policies
Role of audit
Financial fraud
Financial spending cross approvals
Risk Management in Project Financial Management
Due diligence in grants management

This course is delivered by our expert trainers who have extensive M&E field experience. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:
Training venue

The training will be conducted at Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya.


The training fee covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

Event Properties
Event Date March 11,2019, 8:00 am
Event End Date March 15,2019, 4:30 pm
Cut off date March 8,2019, 5:00 pm
Individual Price Kenyan - KES 80,000, International - USD 950
Location Nairobi


Country: Kenya