Financial Management for US Government Funding

Learning Opportunities

Workshop

Financial Management for US Government Funding

February 14, 2018 - 8:30am to February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Dhaka , Bangladesh

Instructor(s):

Shannon M. Meehan , Denise Wales

Language: English

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Overview

This workshop helps individuals and organizations develop, implement, and maintain effective financial management systems in order to be eligible for US Government funding, reduce audit risk, and build effective collaboration across the organization. If your NGO is a prime and/or subrecipient of grants, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts, this highly participatory program offers you and your team the most comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of financial management of US Government funding, including budget management, maximizing cost recovery, and how to deal with donor audits and reviews.

Note: This training fulfills one of three required courses for the Certificate in USAID Assistance Management

Prerequisite(s)
USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements or USAID Contract Management for NGOs: An Introduction

Who Should Attend

Finance, compliance, and program staff who manage budgets and reconcile activity costs with program budgets. We highly recommend that both finance and program staff from within an organization attend together.

What You Will Learn

This workshop is an exploration of the skills you need for financial management of US Government funds. You will learn how to: 

  • Identify accounting system basics required to be eligible for US Government funding
  • Compile and assess accurate financial statements
  • Prepare and manage the audit process according to funding guidelines
  • Develop and manage budgets in support of programmatic success
  • Apply methods for recovering indirect costs

DAY 1


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

 

DAY 2


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

Closing-Out an Agreement

Next Steps – Priority Setting

For reservations, contact:
Mahmudul Hasan
mahmudul.hasan@lemeridien.com ​

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel/lodging arrangements.

Le Meridien Dhaka
79/A Commercial Area, Aiport Road
Nikunja 2, Khilkhet
Dhaka, 1229, Bangladesh 

Click here for directions and other transportation information.

For reservations, contact:
Mahmudul Hasan
mahmudul.hasan@lemeridien.com 

Please make sure you mention the Humentum workshop in order to qualify for the negotiated rate of $151, inclusive of daily buffet breakfast at Latest Recipe and standard high-speed internet access.