Financial Management for Development Professionals (FMD Pro) Flex

Financial Management for Development Professionals (FMD Pro) Flex

Target audience

This course is primarily aimed at staff in small to medium-sized NGOs who are involved in program implementation and/or the management and control of financial resources.

It is designed specifically for:

  • non-financial managers and officers who want to improve practice in financial planning, control and reporting, and
  • finance officers interested in developing their financial management skills and knowledge to improve finance systems and support for program staff.

Previous financial management experience or training is not a requirement for this course.

Key takeaways

By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe key tools and concepts which help an organization achieve good practice in financial management 
  • Build and use effective budgets, including project and donor budgets and cash flow forecasts 
  • Explain which accounting records we need to keep, and why 
  • Describe the key processes and methods used to keep accounting records 
  • Use financial reports to monitor project performance and identify actions to keep project finances on track 
  • Explain how internal controls protect NGO assets and minimize the risk and impact of fraud and errors Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your NGO’s financial management system.

Learning approach

Our training puts the learner at the center, using practical and fun learning activities supported by easy-to-use materials. We share tools and techniques that can be immediately used in your work. 
A Flex course allows you to learn essential content in your own time and at your own pace, within a specified timeframe: 

  • Learn through engaging videos, assignments, and structured reading 
  • Interact and learn with other participants and a facilitator in a virtual and social learning environment 
  • Earn points for various tasks completed, including watching videos, completing assignments, leaving comments and interacting with others 
  • The more tasks you complete, the more points you’ll earn. And the quicker you earn these points, the sooner you’ll complete the course. 

The coursework takes around four hours for each module, depending on your pace of learning, and previous experience.

How to sign up

Visit Humentum’s course catalog or contact the Registration Team at for more information.

Practice areas


In-house client workshops

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Dates and registration

Feb 05 - Mar 31, 2020 Online English Full info
Apr 22 - Jun 16, 2020 Online English Full info
Apr 22 - Jun 16, 2020 Online English Full info
Jun 24 - Aug 18, 2020 Online English Full info
Aug 19 - Oct 13, 2020 Online English Full info

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