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West Africa Civil Society Institute


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Financial Management and Grants Reporting

Application deadline: February 17, 2016.

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 [email protected] or
Apply online, by clicking on the 'Apply Online' button below

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


Language of instruction: English

Download call for application here

Download list of courses scheduled for 2016 here

21-24 March,2016

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18-21 May, 2015

13-15 August, 2014

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