Finance for non-Finance Managers

Course Objectives

The course will assist Managers to develop an understanding of the importance of linking planning and budgeting; learning how to identify the required resources in preparing a budget, how to estimate the cost of services, developing tools and techniques for preparing a budget.

At the end of the course the participants would have learned and developed appropriated leadership skills, knowledge and attitudes in basic financial management, and resource mobilization.

The training intervention through this short course seeks to enhance the capacity of facilities and programmes in issues of financial management in all sectors of the economy, complementing the various on-going capacity building interventions.

Module 1: Planning and Budgeting

At the end of this module the participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of planning, budgeting and financing policies and procedures of various Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of linking planning and budgeting in facilities and health programmes;
  • Demonstrate ability to identify and estimate the required inputs [resources] in preparing a budget;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of financial controls and monitoring and ability to apply them in various settings;
  • Demonstrate ability to identify tools and techniques for preparing a budget and apply them in different settings
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze and interpret financial reports and statements for purposes of decision-making;
  • Identify the characteristics of an effective control system;
  • Describe the use of budgetary and non-budgetary controls;

Module 2: Managing Finances

At the end of the module participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the concept of financial management;
  • Explain financial management cycle;
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of basic financial management skills;
  • Describe accounting and financial control systems and demonstrate ability of their application;
  • Able to create a financial performance report;
  • Identify various institutional and donor financial reporting requirements and demonstrate ability to apply them in various settings;


Contact: 
Training Administrator; 
Directorate of Capacity Building – Continuing Professional Development Unit
Amref Health Africa
Lang'ata Road, Opposite Wilson Airport
P.O. Box 27691 00506, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 020 6993000 DL: 2540206993224/0772354946 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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