Tax and Legal Compliance and Risk Management & Internal Control Systems for NGOs course
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Tax and Legal Compliance and Risk Management & Internal Control Systems for NGOs course

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The Tax and Legal Compliance and Risk Management & Internal Control Systems for NGOs course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of tax and legal compliance requirements, as well as risk management and internal control systems specific to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure compliance with tax and legal regulations, mitigate risks, and establish effective internal control systems within NGOs.

Course Objective:

 The primary objective of this course is to enable participants to navigate the complex landscape of tax and legal compliance for NGOs and develop robust risk management and internal control frameworks. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the tax obligations and legal compliance requirements applicable to NGOs.
  2. Implement effective risk management strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate risks within an NGO.
  3. Establish and maintain strong internal control systems to safeguard assets, ensure accuracy in financial reporting, and prevent fraud.
  4. Develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with tax regulations, legal requirements, and best practices.
  5. Apply practical tools and techniques to manage tax, legal, and operational risks effectively.

Organization Benefit:

 NGOs can derive several benefits from staff members who possess expertise in tax and legal compliance and risk management. Some key benefits include:

  1. Enhanced compliance: The course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to navigate tax and legal requirements, ensuring compliance and mitigating the risk of penalties or legal issues.
  2. Improved risk management: Participants learn to identify, assess, and mitigate risks, minimizing the potential impact on NGO operations and reputation.
  3. Strengthened internal control systems: Establishing robust internal controls helps safeguard assets, prevent fraud, and enhance the accuracy and reliability of financial reporting.
  4. Greater financial transparency: The course promotes the adoption of best practices in tax compliance and reporting, enhancing financial transparency and accountability to stakeholders.
  5. Effective resource allocation: By understanding tax implications and managing risks, NGOs can allocate resources more effectively and optimize their financial sustainability.

Course Duration:

The course is designed to be completed within a timeframe of 5 days.

Target Participants:

This course is suitable for individuals working within NGOs, including:

  1. Finance managers and officers responsible for tax compliance and risk management.
  2. NGO directors and board members seeking to enhance their understanding of legal and regulatory compliance and risk management.
  3. Program managers and project coordinators involved in decision-making related to tax, legal, and risk management aspects.
  4. Internal auditors and compliance officers responsible for ensuring adherence to tax and legal regulations and implementing internal controls.
  5. Professionals transitioning into the NGO sector and desiring a strong foundation in tax and legal compliance and risk management.

Course Content:

Module 1: Introduction to Tax and Legal Compliance for NGOs

  • Understanding the tax obligations and legal compliance requirements for NGOs.
  • Tax-exempt status and tax considerations for NGOs.
  • Overview of legal and regulatory frameworks governing NGOs.

Module 2: Tax Compliance and Reporting for NGOs

  • Tax registration, reporting, and filing requirements for NGOs.
  • Tax planning and strategies for optimizing tax benefits.
  • Tax implications of fundraising, grants, and international operations.

Module 3: Legal Compliance for NGOs

  • Legal framework and compliance requirements for NGOs.
  • Governance structures and legal responsibilities of board members.
  • Compliance with employment laws, contracts, and intellectual property rights.

Module 4: Risk Management for NGOs

  • Understanding the risk management process and its application in NGOs.
  • Risk identification, assessment, and prioritization.
  • Developing risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans.

Module 5: Internal Control Systems for NGOs

  • Establishing effective internal control frameworks within NGOs.
  • Segregation of duties, authorization, and approval processes.
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and enhancing internal controls.

Module 6: Fraud Prevention and Detection in NGOs

  • Common fraud risks in NGOs and preventive measures.
  • Implementing fraud detection mechanisms and whistleblower policies.
  • Investigating and responding to fraud incidents.

Module 7: Compliance Monitoring and Reporting

  • Monitoring compliance with tax, legal, and regulatory requirements.
  • Reporting obligations to authorities, donors, and stakeholders.
  • Compliance audits and reviews.

Module 8: Ethical Considerations in Tax and Legal Compliance

  • Ethical dilemmas in tax planning and compliance.
  • Professional standards and codes of conduct.
  • Ethical decision-making frameworks.


General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031





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