This section of Mango's Guide explains the basic techniques you need to handle money in an NGO on a day to day basis.
Take a look at this slideshow for a quick overview of key concepts and jargon of financial management:
Read more about each of the four building blocks of financial management in The Guide:
- Financial planning (ie budgeting)
- Keeping accounts
- Financial monitoring (ie reporting )
- Internal control (including procurement)
All these basics depend on programme staff and finance staff working together. Finance staff cannot do them on their own - managers have to be actively involved.
If you are working in an urgent emergency response, have a look at Financial management for emergencies, a survival guide for humanitarian programme managers