Introduction to Finance
This course is intended for civil society organisation (CSO) programme staff. It aims to enable CSO staff to correctly use standard financial procedures and ‘speak the same language’ as their colleagues working in finance.
The course introduces learners to key financial concepts and procedures, such as cash and bank reconciliations, cash advances, expense reports, and procurement. It also explains how to design and monitor a budget for a project. Finally, the course introduces key concepts related to internal and external financial reporting, cash flow, and accounting.
Throughout the course, learners are guided through the use of various standard financial templates, all of which are available for download.