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Understanding Finance and Administration in GIZ Projects: Basic Training (30.10-2.11.2018)

950.00 EUR


Date:  30 October - 2 November 2018

Training fee:  € 950.-

Financial management and administration processes are one of the key factors for project success. It is crucial that they are clear to everyone in the team, and the implementation are handled by professional who are equipped with efficient tools, constantly updated on related rules & regulations and able to transfer & coach the project team members on compliance.

On the first two days, the training provides structural introductory to and coaching on GIZ admin and financial management in projects. It will also provide space to tackle challenges and issues from the participants’ daily work. On the third day, the participants will be introduced to the Winpaccs Cashbook and Onsite Asset. The programme is used in accounting transaction for GIZ project accounting. The last day includes a special session on GIZ travel management.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training, the participants will

  • have an overview of GIZ systems and processes of financial management, project accounting system and related rules and regulations (OuR)
  • have an overview of cooperation structure between GIZ, GIZ IS, CIM, BMZ and DOEAG
  • have understood costing system including cost estimate, Kostentraeger-Obligo-Bericht and cost and expenditures
  • have understood how to use the electronic bank and cashbook
  • have understood how to manage project inventory efficiently
  • have practiced related IT financial systems e.g. WinPaccs Cashbook and Onsite Asset software
  • have understood how to manage travel-related work e.g. ticket booking, hotel booking, travel claim calculation and management
  • have reflected, discussed and explored solutions for difficult situation they are facing in their daily work
  • have applied related admin & financial rule and regulation and tools in their daily work example

Content / Topics

  • Overview of GIZ financial management system and core processes
  • Cooperation structure between GIZ, GIZ IS, CIM, BMZ and DOEAG
  • Costing system: basics & structure, Cost Estimate, Kostentraeger-Obligo-Bericht, Cost and Expenditures
  • Project Accounting
  • IT system and monitoring: how to read and interpret cost unit
  • Other difficult situations or specific challenges participants are facing in their admin and finance work 
  • Winpaccs Cashbook and On-Site Asset: software installation, configuring the master data, entering cash and bank vouchers, transferring vouchers to project accounting, Preparing reports

About the trainers

Petchada Usanapong has over 30 years of experience working in Thai-German Technical Cooperation. Petchada is the deputy country director of GIZ Malaysia and Thailand and the head of administration. She carried out various admin and finance trainings for GIZ participants, as well as provided initial support for the offices in Lao, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar and others in the Asia Pacific.

Chantana Manowongpichate has over 20 years of experiences working in GTZ and GIZ as accountant and internal auditor. She provides training and coaching to GIZ project staff on GIZ accounting systems and performs internal control. She also provided support to the offices in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Training approach

  • Interactive presentation and exchange on concept and tools
  • Reflection and discussion by participants
  • Application of learning through case studies and group work
  • Group presentation and peer learning
  • Coaching during application

Who should attend this training

GIZ project finance and admin staff in Band 2-4, who is new in GIZ or has experience less than a year in GIZ project financial management