Training on Financial Management for USAID Funding

11 months ago Posted By : User Ref No: WURUR147901 0
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  • Location Devimpact Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Date 03-07-2023 - 07-07-2023
Training on Financial Management for USAID Funding, Devimpact Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Training or Development Class Title
Training on Financial Management for USAID Funding
Event Type
Training or Development Class
Training or Development Class Date
03-07-2023 to 07-07-2023
Last Date for Applying
Devimpact Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Organization Name / Organize By
Devimpact Institute
Organizing/Related Departments
Training Department
Organization Type
Training or Development ClassCategory
Both (Technical & Non Technical)
Training or Development ClassLevel
All (State/Province/Region, National & International)
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Devimpact Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

About the Course

This training covers a wide range of guidelines for the financial management of USAID funding and is intended to improve NGO staff members' capacity to efficiently administer their programs and uphold donor compliance. This training will assist individuals and organizations establish, implementing, and maintaining strong financial management systems to be eligible for USAID funding, reduce audit risk, and build successful collaboration across the organization.

Target Participants

This course is ideal for anyone managing a USAID grant or cooperative; that is, Finance, compliance, and program staff who manage budgets and reconcile activity costs with program budgets.

Course Duration


7 Days


5 Days

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of the accounting system needed to qualify for USAID financing.
  • Accurately compile and evaluate financial statements
  • Prepare for and coordinate the audit procedure per financing regulations.
  • Create and maintain budgets that support the success of your programs.
  • Implement strategies for recovering indirect costs.

Course Outline

Overview of USAID Funding

  • Introduction to USAID, its regulations, and organizational set-up
  • Funding Framework
  • Working effectively with USAID
  • Best practices with Agreement Officer

Financial Management Fundamentals 

  • The importance of good financial management
  • Elements of a strong financial management system

Cost Proposals (Budgets) to Support Program Descriptions

  • Budget notes development
  • Budget review – comparing budget and program description
  • Relationship between budget and chart of accounts
  • Cost Share

Daily Transactions and Internal Controls 

  • Petty cash
  • Daily entries
  • Job cost accounting

Timekeeping Systems

  • Personnel activity reports
  • Payroll journal
  • Managing time and facilitating collaboration

Managing Risk

  • Preventive controls
  • System of authorization
  • Segregation of duties

Document / File Systems 

  • Filling system options
  • Monthly closings

Budget Management

  • Monthly “Budget vs. Actual” reporting
  • Quarterly “Budget vs. Actual” reporting
  • Budget management practices
  • Pipeline reporting

Indirect Costs/Rates and Shared Cost Allocation

  • Overview
  • Provisional and final indirect rates
  • Indirect rate calculation methodologies
  • Accounting system requirements
  • Shared cost allocation methodologies

Financial Statements 

  • Purpose and uses of audited financial statements

Donor Audits

  • Preparing for an audit
  • Areas of audit risk
  • Supporting & managing the audit
  • Corrective action plans 

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in their respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group work, and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide training needs. A training needs assessment will be done on the training participants to collect data on the existing skills, knowledge gaps, training expectations, and tailor-made needs.

Registration Fees
Registration Fees Details
Registration Ways
Nairobi  Trio Complex, Off Thika Road, Near Garden City  Pin/Zip Code : 38164-00100
Official Email ID
Devimpact Institute

Trio Complex, Off Thika Road, Near Garden City

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