Practical Financial Management Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Program Description

Practical Financial Management Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

This course aims to provide participants with the critical and practical skills and confidence required to analyse, plan and manage the financial aspects of humanitarian and development in Non-Governmental Organisations.

The course uses brief presentations to introduce key aspects of each topic, seminars to explore practical approaches to NGO financial management and practical activities and case studies to develop key skill areas such as budgeting, accounting, reporting and risk assessment. Student learning is supported by self-study, internet-based research and reading to broaden understanding of key issues.

Course Outline

  • Financial management in humanitarian and development programmes - an overview of context, key principles and concepts

  • Financial management systems design - the building blocks approach

  • Financial planning and budgeting for effective operations

  • Keeping financial records for accountability

  • Internal control in the field

  • Budget monitoring and reporting processes

  • Reporting to donors and other key stakeholders

  • Financial risk assessment

  • Building a financially sustainable NGO

  • How to build a financing strategy

  • Grant management in the field

Academic requirements:

Whilst specifically designed for workers in the humanitarian sector, the skills taught could apply to anybody working in areas of financial management, eg. Charities, local councils, small businesses, university staff.

English language requirements:

Proof of English to IELTS 6.5

Specific aims:

  • Define and critically analyse the key features of a financing strategy for a financially sustainable NGO.
  • Identify and respond to the challenges that NGO managers of humanitarian and development programmes face in relation to management of financial resources and donor funds.
  • Define the critical factors for successful management of donor funds
  • Implement effective financial systems based on the four building blocks of financial management: accounting records, internal control, financial planning and financial monitoring.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 27, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
2 weeks
Full time
1,150 GBP
Start date Feb. 2017
United Kingdom Liverpool, England
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Duration 2 weeks
Price 1,150 GBP