A Budgeting Guide for NGOs
Whether you’re overseeing a budget for an entire non-governmental organization (NGO) or a project, good budget management is essential for success. Humentum works with hundreds of NGOs and finance professionals across the globe and understands the importance of preparing a strong budget. We have compiled a free Budgeting Guide to give you the confidence to prepare a meaningful and useful budget for your NGO.
Financial Health Check Assessment Tool
Want to check the pulse of your organization’s financial management abilities? Humentum’s Health Check is a simple self-assessment tool that does just that. It can be done in less than a day and you’ll get immediate recommendations on ways to improve, based on your score.
Top Tips: Dealing with Fraud
Sometimes, fraud can happen despite having solid financial management practices and internal controls in place. Many NGOs have been the…
Top Tips: Warning Signs of Fraud
Unfortunately, fraud is not unique occurance within organizations. The following signs may be an indication of fraud or abuse at…
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How to Check a Bank Reconciliation Statement – Top Tips
A bank reconciliation is a very powerful control tool that enables the organisation to identify omissions and errors in its own records, as well as being the only way to spot cheque fraud, bank errors and even bank fraud. It is therefore very important for managers to carefully check bank reconciliation statements every month.
Reading Project Budget Monitoring Reports – Top Tips
A budget monitoring report is a financial report that shows actual income and expenditure for a certain period compared to the budget for the same period. Finance staff should prepare budget monitoring reports regularly throughout each project, normally once per month
One aspect of strategic financial management is assessing and managing the risks facing the organisation. If there are significant financial risks facing the organisation that the trustees fail to address, it may threaten the organisation’s financial sustainability. The trustees have a responsibility to ensure that a risk assessment takes place. It is often best done by a group of people including some board and management, say once a year. Your auditors may also be able to help or advise.
Petty Cash Float Top-Up Example
When you operate a fixed float for petty cash (called an imprest) then the amount you top up is always equal to the amount that you spent. This form lists out all the payments made since the previous top up, as the basis for requesting the next top up. Use it every time you wish to top up your petty cash float, so that signatories can know what the money was spent on before withdrawing more cash from the bank.