Budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F)

Location Erbil

Fee 495


Sunday, 16 July 2023


Thursday, 27 July 2023

Budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F)

This Budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F) training aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively manage the financial resources of their organization. By the end of the training, participants will be able to understand the principles of financial management, evaluate accounting options, develop and implement budgets, establish internal controls and safeguard assets, and prepare for audits.

Course Overview:

Conceptual Framework.

  • Roles of Personnel in Financial Management.

  • Explains why financial management is important for NGOs.

  • Clarifies financial management and financial control.

  • Describes the seven principles of financial management.

  • The Building Blocks of Financial Management.

  • Tools of financial management.

Understanding Finance and Accounting:

  • Financial Accounting vs. Management Accounting

  • Accrual Accounting vs. Cash Accounting: comparison, Advantage and Disadvantage.

  • Supporting Documentation.

  • What is a Trial Balance?

  • What are Financial Statements?

  • Understanding Full Cost.

  • Accounting for Shared Costs.

  • Doom Loop.

Evaluating Accounting Options.

  • Understanding Cash Restrictions.

  • Deferral Method.

  • Restricted Fund Method.

Budgeting and Financial Planning.

  • What is a Budget?

  • Types of Budgets.

  • How to Make a good Budget?

  • Budgeting Techniques.

  • Budget Terminology.

  • Using a Budget Worksheet.

  • The Challenge of Multiple Donor Programmes (Master Budget).

Internal Control, Cash Management and Safeguarding Assets.

  • Delegated authority.

  • Separation of duties

  • Reconciliation

  • Physical control

  • Cash control

Audit for Non-Profit

  • What is an Audit?

  • Internal Audit

  • External Audit

  • Summary: Different Types of Audits.

  • What Does the Auditor Need?

  • Audit Opinion.

  • Knowledge Check

Who Should Attend:

The course is designed to fit Midlevel and Senior Financial Staff.

The course will provide you with an understanding of common practice in financial management, and help you to build the basic systems and practices needed in a healthy organisation.

What will you learn

  1. Build and use effective budgets, such as project and donor budgets and cash flow forecasts

  2. Describe the key processes and methods used to keep accounting records

  3. Use financial reports to monitor project performance and identify actions to keep project finances on track

  4. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your financial management system

  5. Explain how internal controls protect NGO assets and minimize the risk and impact of fraud and errors

Training Hours and Schedule:

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Time: 12:30 – 17:00

  • Course Cost: $495

  • Location: Erbil, mselect

  • Refreshment included

Course methodology

The course will include a series of presentations, as well as a variety of group work activities, discussions, various exercises and tasks facilitated by the trainer. The delegates will go through multiple case studies and individual assignments, allowing them to test out their knowledge regarding Financial Management, Accounting and analysis in NGOs

About the Trainer:

About 6 years’ experience in Financial Management, Accounting and analysis in NGOs and UN agencies, with 4 years’ experience in accounting & finance in private (trading/industrial) sector.

Financial analyst with excellent analytical skills, financial management, economic feasibility studies, Internal control, applying financial standards and policies, cost control, and budgeting.

MSc in Risk Management, Bachelor in Economics.


Must be made 7 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.

How do I register?

You can register by emailing with the following details:

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