Welcome to the FMD Pro: Financial Management for Humanitarian and Development Professionals course.



If development organizations are to thrive, managers need to develop the knowledge and confidence to make full use of financial management tools. This program offers five e-learning modules on basic financial management skills. These courses are designed to help managers make effective use of resources and gain the respect and confidence to prepare for long-term financial sustainability.

Each module provides interactive content that works seamlessly on all devices (computers, tablets and mobile phones), providing customized lessons with learning logs and interactive blogs.

A person with a thinking bubble Is this course for me?
This course is designed for project team members who are not finance specialists, or for for anyone who is new to finance and work in the development, humanitarian, and conservation sector. The course has been developed to support a self-directed learner. This course will also benefit those working at an administrative level in offering a basis for financial management. 
A person with a lightbulb over their head How will I benefit from this course?
The FMD Pro e-learning course offers an introduction to the key concepts and building blocks of financial management for improving project “effectiveness”. 

There are five modules, each broken into short segments, enabling you to click through, section by section, at a time that is convenient to you.

1. Financial Management Key Concepts
Start with the definition of financial management and explore some of the principles associated with it. You'll get a preview of the remaining four modules in the FMD Pro e-learning suite, which are built around the four key building blocks of financial management. 

2. Accounting Records
Every organization must keep an accurate and complete record of all financial transactions that take place so they can show how funds have been used. Accounting records include both the physical paperwork (such as receipts and invoices) and the books of account where the transactions are recorded and summarized.

3. Financial Planning
Financial planning is essential for organizations to achieve both their longer-term strategic goals and shorter-term project objectives.

4. Financial Monitoring
This builds directly on the two previous blocks, accounting records and financial planning.  We cannot have timely and reliable project financial reports without robust accounting records, and we must have good financial planning systems in place to help monitor progress. Financial monitoring in projects is all about having regular and up-to-date financial reports to review project progress and make resourcing decisions.

5. Internal Control
A strong system of internal control protects an organization's money, equipment and other financial resources. It helps to deter fraud and prevent errors in the accounting records, as well as protecting staff. We'll look in more detail at corruption and fraud in their various forms and identify ways to address them in your projects.

These five modules serve as a stepping stone and primer in the FMD Pro learning journey, and the recommended next step is a facilitated workshop. The modules can also be used as a reference or ‘refresher’ tool combined with the more in-depth training needed to achieve the certification.

You can see Learning Outcomes Table here
A clock showing 15 minutes passing  How long will it take?
  We recommend 5.5 hours to complete the whole course. Each module will take approximately 1 hour with a 30-minute assessment.
Three stacks of coins with a question mark on the top  How much does it cost?
   This course is free.
A certificate scroll with a rosette on it  Will I get a certificate at the end?
  Yes! You will be able to download a certificate of completion after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.
The word START and a question mark in a circle Click on     Join     button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.