Costs for Domestic Travel

Costs for Domestic Travel

In another post, we looked at the costs of food and drinks while traveling and how Per diems may make it easier to handle the corresponding paperwork. Usually more strict requirements apply for travel costs and it is not as easy to avoid the nitty-gritty. In this post...
Year End Project Balances

Year End Project Balances

Sure, we are mid-January now, but if you are working in finance it is very likely that you are focused on the year end of the past year. Checking your expenses, your revenues, your balance accounts, your bank statements and so forth. And together with your project...
Time Sheets As A Tool For Accountability

Time Sheets As A Tool For Accountability

For many not-for-profits, staff is one of the key expenses for their work. While many funders do not like to feel they are subsidizing salaries, and prefer to contribute to real, tangible activities and products. That makes staff salaries a sensitive part of any...
Accountability is a way of life

Accountability is a way of life

In my previous posts I have looked in detail at some finance matters, whether on the level of bookkeeping, finance management or policy development or something in between. But this week, on the threshold to a new decade and living in a spirit of looking back as well...
Food and Drinks and Per Diems

Food and Drinks and Per Diems

In my previous post I wrote about proof of delivery – what is needed to be able to prove and justify expenses properly. I used an example of an event in a hotel which included lunch and coffee breaks. But I did not specifically touch upon food and drink expenses. In...