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Certificate in Accounting Practice and Financial Management for Non-financial Professionals in NGOs (Session 2)


Good accounting practices and financial management can support steady growth of an organization and serves as a sign of good management behind. The certificate programme is organized to enable NGO staff members of non-financial background who are responsible for accounting/financial issues to strengthen their knowledge in managing NGO finance.


•To provide essential knowledge of financial management and accounting for centre supervisors/service managers in handling the accounting records

•To help managerial staff in mastering cost function and control for making good decisions

•To assist centre supervisors/service managers in developing and implementing internal control for their service units


How to Read Financial Statements of NGOs (7 hours)

Understanding of a full book of accounts and accounting records used by NGOs

•To explain the basic full book of accounts, accounting records and year end accounting adjustments in NGO’s accounts

Understanding the structure of NGO’s financial statements

•To study the Statement of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income and the Statement of Financial Position and their uses in NGOs

Reading, interpreting and analyzing the financial statements

•To read, interpret and analyze the financial statements for better understanding of accounting information and their uses for decision-making

•To walk through the preparation of basic financial statements


Course Code : 21A-C03
Date(s) : 24/6/2021
Time : 0930 - 1745 (7 Hours)
Venue : Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK
Target Participants : Centre Supervisors, Service Managers (non-financial professionals) responsible for accounting and financial operations of subvented and/or non-subvented services of NGOs 
Class Size : 30
Language : Cantonese (supplemented with English)
Fee : HKD 1,340.00
    HKD 1,240.00 (For HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
    HKD 214.00 ("Small NGO Talent Development Subsidy Programme"- the highest subsidy amount is 80% of the course fee. Please refer to “Financial Assistance”.)
Early Bird Fee : HKD 1,070.00 (Payment on or before 03/06/2021 for HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Enquiries : 2876 2434 or [email protected]
Speaker(s) :
Mr. LAM Steve 林志輝先生
BSc (Econ), MBA, FCMA, CPA (Aust), FCPA
Financial Management Consultant
Mr. Steve Lam was previously the Deputy Director (Finance & General Administration) of a local NGO. With his experiences in the financial profession of over 30 years and in the social service organisations, he can provide insights to NGO staff in topics relating to financial management. Prior to joining NGO sector, he had rich experiences in financial and management accounting, financial management and taxation in the commercial sector. Steve is also an experienced trainer in many similar training courses for social work professionals and is a popular speaker in many NGO seminars with topics in relation to financial management. He is now an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the Hong Kong University and currently holds the qualifications of Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant and Certified Practising Accountant (Australia).


Quota is set for each course in "Small NGO Talent Development Subsidy Programme". All applications are subject to approval. For details, please click HERE .

1. Preference will be given to applicants who enroll in the full certificate programme.

2. Applicants are not processed on a first come, first served basis. It will go through selection process by HKCSS Institute and trainer. Cheque Payment only.


Certificates will be issued by HKCSS Institute to participants upon successful completion of all four sessions with 80% attendance in total.