Course Outline

Financial Accounting for NGOs


10 Hours




In this workshop, participants will learn how to apply Accounting principles within their organisation. It includes: account coding, using financial information to make the most of available resources, income management, managing finance to maximise organisational and programme impact.

Target Audience

This workshop is for non-finance people with an appreciation of finance skills including accountants, finance assistants, finance officers and coordinators.

Skills Gained

Upon completion of workshop participants will be able to:

  • Manage your accounting system
  • Use financial management skills to build strong organisational capacity
  • Manage budget processes and cash flow and develop the building blocks for financial systems
  • Evaluate financial information to help an organization become more sustainable
  • Apply basic financial controls to minimize the risk of errors and theft

Topics Covered

  1. Account System Coding

  • Coding Management for Income
  • Coding Management for expenses
  • Coding Management for Projects 
  • Coding Management for Donors


  • Bank Reconciliation

  • Cash Reconciliation

  • Single Account Reconciliation

    3.Balance Sheet Account Clearence

  • Advances

  • Rent

  • Accounts Payable

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Accruals


  • Learning Concepts/Presentations
  • Group Activities and Discussions
  • Tips and Tools
  • Individual and Team Exercises
  • Role Plays/Case Studies
  • Educational Videos
  • Action Plan to ensure Application of the Learning