OS.05 NGO Financial Management & Accountability

About financial accountability in NGOs

Effective and accountable financial management is the corner stone of NGO accountability and sustainability, and a key component of program and organizational management. However, in many NGOs, the organization’s financial planning, monitoring, and reporting systems and how they are integrated into the overall organizational management process still needs strengthening. Meanwhile, the world of NGOs is rapidly changing, and increasingly competitive. To be able to survive and develop, NGOs must have and implement quality financial management systems, which fulfill requirements for accountability, while strengthening the organization’s sustainability. Developing professional and strategic financial management will not only increase supporters’ trust, it can also enhance an organization’s ability to manage their own resources for sustainability.

IDEP’s trainings directly contribute to increasing the capacity of Indonesian NGOs, providing clear benefits to those that are serious about long-term financial sustainability

How this workshop can help

This workshop will help to increase organizational sustainability and financial management professionalism. It will help NGOs  and their management and finance department team members to learn more about the principles, practices, systems and skills for:

  • More effective and efficient use of resources
  • Increasing accountability to their donors and stakeholders
  • Building confidence of funding agencies, partners and beneficiaries
  • Increasing resources for long-term sustainability
  • Competing successfully for increasingly scarce resources
  • Making financial plans for long-term financial sustainability

About this training

This practical 5-day workshop covers the basic principles and practices of NGO financial management for accountability.

This training’s modules include:

  • The principles of accountable financial management
  • System for internal control and accountability
  • Financial management teamwork and responsibilities
  • Developing and using charters of accounts
  • Institutional and project budgeting
  • Financial systems and reporting
Participants must have their own computers (with minimum 512mb of RAM, 1 GHz Processor and WiFi) to do this training. If they are not able to bring this equipment themselves it can be rented from IDEP. Rental fees will apply.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • The principles and international standards of accountable accounting
  • The key elements of accountable financial management
  • Able to manage finances in an accountable way
  • Able to build their organization’s team work in financial management
  • Improve their organization’s financial management systems and accountability

IDEP trainings provide you with

Expert trainers: IDEP’s team works directly with communities and NGO partners throughout the country. The team has assisted in capacity building NGOs in Aceh, North Sumatera, Java, Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara amongst others.

Effective training methodology: Participants will be involved in a dynamic and effective learning environment. IDEP trainers use a range of tried and tested techniques, discussion groups, practice sessions, hands-on practice and teamwork activities. Participants should prepare their organization’s profile including vision and mission, program plans, current activities and achievements to date. Participants should also prepare a case study of managerial challenges their organization is currently facing prior to joining the workshop. This will help to ensure that the training focuses is relevant to their organization’s needs. Participants must have their own computers to do this training. If they cannot bring their own, equipment can be rented from IDEP. Rental fees will apply.  

Comprehensive reference materials:

IDEP provides all participants for this workshop with comprehensive handouts as key references to the contents of this training.  

As part of this training each participant will receive Indonesian versions of the following materials for use in their areas.
  • NGO Financial Management & Accountability handouts

  • Organizational Strengthening Resources DVD Rom
Materials received at time of registering at the training location.


At the completion of the training, participants that have successfully completed 90% or more of the entire course will receive a certificate of participation for the training.

Training costs

For trainings held at the IDEP Training Center the training costs per participant includes:
  • The workshop training fees
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • Accommodation cost in shared room facilities
  • Snacks, tea and coffee during break times
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
For training costs details for all IDEP training please see the IDEP training costs page. Please note: IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted. Where an organization wishes to book out an entire training (minimum 15 places), discounts may apply. Contact us for more details.

For training held on-location at your site, you cover costs for

  • The workshop training fees
  • Costs for IDEP's trainers to travel to and from your location
  • Accommodation and food costs for IDEP trainer's while on site
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • All local costs for training location, participants' food, travel and accommodation as needed

Click here to download a complete flyer with the training application form and more detailed information about this training.

Place and time of the training

For scheduled events of this workshop at the IDEP Training Center in Ubud Bali please go to the schedule of trainings page. For all trainings held at the IDEP Training Center participants will be provided accommodation in simple shared room facilities.

To make an inquiry about hosting this training in your area, contact us to discuss options.

Who this training is for

NGO and program managers, supervisor and decision makers. By participating in this training you will build skills to help make your organization or program more strategic, accountable and sustainable. This training will build your capacity to be able to make realistic decision and manage organizational risks in an effective way.

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