Training: Native CDFI Certification Program: Financial Management Specialization (Accounting Fundamentals for Native CDFIs)
March 24-26 June 2-4, 2020
Location: Hollywood, Florida (In Partnership with Native Learning Center)
Trainers: Florence Ludka, CFO, First Nations Oweesta Corporation; Tawny Wilson, Programs Officer, First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Eligibility: Open to Public
Cost: Free to Attend
Contact: Heather Rademacher Taylor, Heather@oweesta.org; Florence Ludka, Florence@oweesta.org
Description: This interactive course will introduce accounting principles with respect to the preparation of accounting information, its use in the operation of the organization and financial reporting. Focus will be on understanding the fundamentals of accounting, debits and credits, accounting transactions and the preparation of financial statements.
- Understand debits, credits and the use of T accounts.
- Understand the difference between assets and liabilities and how to determine net assets.
- Learn how to analyze your organization’s transactions and determine which amounts go into which accounts.
- Create chart of accounts and enter transactions into accounts.
- Practice journalizing transactions.
- Practice transferring data from general journal to trial balance.
- Hands on experience preparing financial statements from trial balance.
This training will focus on the needs of Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Native American Financial Institution (NAFI) practitioners or those seeking to start a Native CDFI or NAFI. Specifically, those practitioners working in finance/accounting, Board members (who may need to review/provide oversight to organizational finances), and executive directors or management tasked with reviewing/understanding accounting/finances for their organization.
Update: Due to the recent developments on the domestic spread of the Coronavirus within the U.S.,Oweesta is postponing this training and tentatively rescheduling for June 2nd-4th, 2020. We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation and will update you accordingly in late April.
The safety of our participants and staff are of the utmost concern to Oweesta during this time of uncertainty and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in revisiting your travel plans, but we prefer to err on the side of caution for your ultimate safety.
If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this cancellation, please feel free to contact Florence Ludka at Florence@Oweesta.org.