Mastering Project Finances

7 Modules

- Lessons

Beginner to Advance


Course Summary 

Mastering Project Finances: Strategies for Success is a comprehensive program designed to enhance participants' proficiency in managing project finances effectively. This course covers essential topics such as budgeting, cost estimation, financial risk management, and resource allocation.

Through a combination of theoretical insights, practical case studies, and interactive discussions, participants will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to create accurate budgets, control costs, and optimize financial performance throughout the project lifecycle. By mastering these financial strategies, participants will be better equipped to ensure the success and sustainability of their projects in today's competitive business environment.      

Key topics

  • Project life-cycle, project documentation and project  management
  • Project implementation structures, financial management and  controls
  • Tools to assess project financial management systems
  • International public sector accounting standards
  • Budgeting, and accounting policies and procedures
  • Reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Governance and fraud prevention
  • Procurement for development projects
  • Project appraisal techniques and internal and external audit.

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Adopt appropriate financial tools and techniques for managing projects
  • Understand the dynamics and principles involved in the use of donor systems 
  • Assess existing project financial management systems and  effect needed improvements
  • Appraise and choose between various prospective project  investment opportunities using discounted cash-flow analysis
  • Formulate project plans and budgets and understand their  impact on project profitability and cash-flows 
  • Align project procurement and contracting processes with  international best practice 
  • Use integrated financial management information systems  to enhance project efficiency and effectiveness
  • Evaluate project implementation risks and minimise them by establishing appropriate internal controls  

Course Curriculum

Day 1

Session 1: Introduction to Project Finance

Overview of project finance principles Importance of financial management in project success

Session 2: Budgeting Basics

Fundamentals of budgeting in project management Creating project budgets: methodologies and approaches

Day 2

Session 3: Cost Estimation Techniques

Bottom-up, top-down, and analogous estimation methods Parametric estimation and its applications. 

Session 4: Financial Risk Management

Identifying and assessing financial risks in projects Strategies for mitigating financial risks

Day 3

Session 5: Resource Allocation

Strategies  Optimizing resource allocation for project efficiency Balancing resource utilization and project costs. 

Session 6: Financial Performance 

Monitoring project financial performance using variance analysis Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM) and its application

Day 4

Session 7: Financial Reporting Essentials 

Developing effective financial reports for project stakeholders Communicating project financial status and performance metrics

Session 8: Contract Management and Vendor Relationships   

Understanding the financial implications of project contracts Best practices for managing vendor relationships to control costs

Day 5

Session 9: Cost Control Measures

Implementing cost control strategies to manage project expenses Monitoring and controlling project costs to ensure adherence to budgets. 

Session 10: Financial Governance and Compliance

Establishing financial governance frameworks for project compliance Ensuring adherence to financial regulations and organizational policies  

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Course pricing

  • May 06 - 10 (AMS)
  • £2250


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  • Jul 22 - 26 (TOR)
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What our students say

Explore the insightful reflections and glowing testimonials from our students about their experiences with us.

"This course on effective financial management exceeded my expectations. It provided a comprehensive understanding of the crucial role finance plays in the success of development projects. The insights into budgeting, procurement, and risk mitigation were particularly valuable, and I now feel well-equipped to make informed decisions and drive project excellence. The content was delivered with clarity and practical relevance, making the learning experience both enriching and enjoyable."

Karen McWittle

Director of Projects and Programmes

"The Financial Management in Projects and Programmes training was enlightening. It helped me understand the financial aspects of project management, making me a more well-rounded project manager."

Robert Clark

Finance Project Lead at Fusion Dynamics

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