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Certificate in Accounting Practice and Financial Management for Non-financial Professionals in NGOs (Session 3)


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


InternalControl – How to Conduct Financial Health Check? (7 hours)

•Significance of sound internal control, how to develop and implement accounting policies and procedures, and equipping knowledge & skills of internal auditing to add value and improve an organization’s operations

•The financial control system - Developing/Improving control guidelines and procedures in NGO internal control system to safeguard organization assets

•Importance & fundamentals of internal control

•Role of internal audit

•Deciding control objectives and areas for investigation

•How to read and master the guidelines given in Lump Sum Grant Manual by SWD

•Internal control reports for management review and action

•Monitoring of risk management activities


Course Code : 21A-C04
Date(s) : 7/7/2021
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 16/06/2021 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.


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