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West Africa Civil Society Institute Strengthening Civil Society


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Financial Management and Grants Reporting

Application deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2017.

Civil society practitioners involved in community action have the responsibility of ensuring that their limited resources are used effectively while implementing programmes. However, basic financial management skills are often lacking and financial accountability often gets side-lined during programme implementation. Good financial management is very important for civil society organisations and it depends on programme staff and finance staff working together. Effective use of resources depends on programme staff assessing the actual needs of the communities they are helping and the finance staff understanding and supporting such needs.

Objectives of the course
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Understand why financial management is important for CSOs
• Understand and interpret financial statements
• Analyse the financial health of an Organisation
• Keep records for improved financial information
• Budget and forecast
• Institute financial controls
• Manage cash flow

Course Methodology
• Presentations
• Group Discussions
• Case Studies

Target audience
The training course is designed for finance officers, administrators, programme officers and Managers and project Officers.

How to Apply: Complete, sign and email application form to

Contribution Fee: A Course contribution fee of $450 (Four Hundred and Fifty Dollars Only, excluding bank transfer charges if applicable). The fee covers Tuition, Feeding, Training materials, WACSI Publications and Certificate of Participation.

Participants will bear all costs related to transportation to and accommodation in Accra, Ghana

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 27, 2016

Language of instruction: English

Download call for application here

Download 2017 Course Calendar here

27-30 March,2017

21-24 March,2016

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18-21 May, 2015

13-15 August, 2014

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