Accounting System and Financial Reporting of NGOs: Case
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INTRODUCTION

NGOs have become major players in the field of international and national development.
Since the mid-1970s, ...
program organized and managed by BRAC with the approval of NGO Bureau of the
Government of Bangladesh. The analysis and di...
submitted by NGOs and the checking of their income and expenditure accounts. The
inspection and audit of accounts kept by ...
All documents maintained in (d) should be preserved on an annual basis-one from 1st July
to 31st December and the other 1s...
are being used, transparency to ensure financial information is recorded accurately and
presented clearly; consistency is ...
concerned. All donors’ grants received are initially recorded at fair value as liabilities in
the “Grants Received in Adva...
doesn’t classify its assets and liabilities as current and non-current assets. According to
IAS-16 and IAS-1, the NGO stat...
impairment is measures by comparing the carrying values of the assets with their
recoverable amounts.

Financial Instrumen...
Charts of Accounts

The first step taken by BRAC is to choose an accounting software package which is clear
and concise an...
system the receipt and expenditure statement is automatically prepared when ledger is
prepared.

Head Office Current Accou...
Journal in Regional Office Micro Finance Project

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The detailed accounts accumulated under Receipt and Expenditure Statement and Head
Office Current Account Breakup Statemen...
Donors have their own reporting requirements and specifications and an NGO should
attempt to meet these as much as possibl...
accounting system of this project is well organized and transparent. The processes of
presenting the financial statements ...
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  1. 1. Accounting System and Financial Reporting of NGOs: Case Study of a BRAC’s Project Munima Siddika1 and Mohammad Sarwar Jahan Rekabder2 tawheedfj@yahoo.com Abstract: In the absence of specific accounting and financial reporting standards and diverse interpretation of certain terms under the laws of the land, it has become a very difficult task to follow a standardized procedure in generation and presentation of accounting and financial information of NGOs. The practices followed by NGOs in Bangladesh are varied and diverse and there by preparation of financial statements are incomparable and difficult for uses to understand. The paper tries to demonstrate financial reporting and accounting system of a BRAC’s project and provide a guideline for constituting suitable financial reporting and accounting systems for NGOs. The article elaborates on basis of preparation of financial statements and reporting procedure and then followed by accounting systems of regional office and head office of that project. The final part of the article discuses issues relating to financial report and financial transparency of the project. Keywords: BRAC, NGO, Accounting System, Financial Statements, Financial Report.                                                               1 Munima Siddika, Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, Daffodil International University, 102 Sukrabad, Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh. 2 Mohammad Sarwar Jahan Rekabder, Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Social Studies, State University of Bangladesh,   66
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION NGOs have become major players in the field of international and national development. Since the mid-1970s, the NGO sector in both developed and developing countries has experienced exponential growth. From 1990 to 2000 total development aid disbursed by international NGOs increased ten-fold. In 1992 international NGOs channeled over $7.6 billion of aid to developing countries. (Retrieved from: http://wbln0018.worldbank.org) on 25th February, 2006. Bangladesh has largely failed to assist the poor or reduce poverty because of limited resources and planning, while NGOs have grown dramatically, but it ostensibly fails to fill this gap. There are more and bigger NGOs here than in any other country of equivalent size. The Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB) had a total membership of 886 NGOs/PVDOs (Private Voluntary Development Organizations) in December 1997, of which 231 were central and 655 chapter (local) members (ADAB, 1998). The ADAB Directory lists 1007 NGOs, including 376 non- member NGOs. The NGO Affairs Bureau of the Government of Bangladesh (GOB), which has to approve all foreign grants to NGOs working in Bangladesh, released grants worth about $250 million US dollars in FY 1996-97 to 1,132 NGOs, of which 997 are local and 135 are foreign (NGO Affairs Bureau, 1998). NGOs have mainly functioned to service the needs of the landless, usually assisted by foreign donor funding as a counterpoint to the state's efforts (Lewis, 1993). Besides all these advancement the field of NGO, Financial Reporting process and application of accounting is disgraceful. NGOs in Bangladesh have increasingly become subject to question and criticism from the government, political parties, intellectuals and the public in genus for misuse of funds, gender discrimination, and nepotism. Absence of proper guidelines in preparing financial statements and reports makes it more complex. The government of Bangladesh doesn’t have any unique rules for preparing the financial reports. BRAC is one of the largest NGOs in Bangladesh. It has more than hundreds projects. BRAC maintains books of accounts and other record on a program or project basis. And its reporting process is transparent and one of the most structured system in Bangladesh. This report we will discuss about the financial reporting and Accounting system of BRAC Education Program (BEP). BEP begun experimentally in 1985, it is an independent education   67
  3. 3. program organized and managed by BRAC with the approval of NGO Bureau of the Government of Bangladesh. The analysis and discussion of reporting systems of BRAC Education Program will give guidance and support to other NGOs about the generation of accounting systems and reporting procedure, and to maintain a transparent system of utilizing grants. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW International Accounting Standards (IAS) doesn’t have specific guidelines for NGOs. Regarding applicability of Accounting Standards to NGOs, the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) has given an opinion in September 1995. “The Institute will issue Accounting Standards for use in the presentation of the general purpose financial statements issued to the public by such commercial, industrial or business enterprises as may be specified by the Institute from time to time and subject to the attest function of its members” It is clear from the above that the Accounting Standards are applicable to NGOs whose some, or more, of the activities are commercial or business in nature. However, it is very difficult to determine what the exact meaning of commercial is or business activities with reference to NGOs. NGOs are not meant for earning profit out of their activities. There are some NGO related laws and regulations in Bangladesh. While registration is not mandatory for any NGOs, 2 types of legal frame work govern NGOs of Bangladesh. a. Laws for Incorporation Acts: There are four such Acts in Bangladesh: the Societies Registration Act, 1861; the Trust ACT, 1882; Co-operative Societies Act, 1952 and the Companies Act of 1994. b. Three laws and ordinances for regulation the relationship of such associations with the Government: The Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Regulation and Control) Ordinance, 1961; the Foreign Donation (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance, 1982. This Forms the basis for registration with the NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB); the Foreign Contribution (Regulation Ordinance 1982) Government organization, The NGO affairs Bureau, has been carrying out NGOs registration and processing of funds. NGO Bureau examines and evaluates reports   68
  4. 4. submitted by NGOs and the checking of their income and expenditure accounts. The inspection and audit of accounts kept by NGOs are under section 4 and 5 of the Foreign Donation (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance 1978. As per Bangladesh Chartered Accountants Order 1973, the NGO Affairs Bureau will prepare a list of Bangladesh Chartered Accountants for annual audit of NGO accountants. The NGOs prepare their annual program report within three months of ending the financial year and send copies to NGOAB’s Economic Relation Divisions, Concern Ministries, Concerned Deputy Commissioner and Bangladesh Bank, the following information should be incorporated with it: (a) project should be shown separately in the annual report. The main theme of project based report should expenses against actual target achieved in detail on the proposal, expenses against the Thana & Districts in the project should also be shown clearly (b) full list of permanent or liquid assets with vehicles of the organization (c) Sources of organizations own income & expenditure (d) Details of organization’s foreign travels by its officers & employees (f) Details of organization’s revolving loan fund investment described by sector (f) Details of fund for projects implemented with fund generated through agreement with Government’s different ministries and directors and other sources (g) Details of persons employed by the organization (with monthly salaries of Taka 5,000 and above or one time Taka 10,000 or above, their names, designation, qualifications, age, total salaries, allowance and length of services with the organization) should be attached. In preservation of foreign aid accounts NGO Bureau have guidelines for NGOs according to The Foreign Donation (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance, 1982: (a) all foreign funds or foreign Currency remitted but received in Bangladeshi Taka (Currency) should be received through only one bank account by each NGO. (b) Bangladesh Bank on receipt of six monthly foreign currency accounts received in July and January each year from NGOs will send it to NGO Affairs Bureau and Economic Relations Division. (c) All expense vouchers will be preserved for 5 years at head office of the NGO. At the field level, they will preserve copy of expense vouchers at their office for 5 years. (d) NGO will preserve books of accounts: (a) In the case of foreign aid material Form, FD-5 (b) In the case of foreign funds through double entry system Cash Book.   69
  5. 5. All documents maintained in (d) should be preserved on an annual basis-one from 1st July to 31st December and the other 1st January to 30th June. The World Bank put emphasis on the reporting practice of NGOs but the existing laws and regulations has minimal emphasis on the reporting of the NGOs. It would be effective if there could be a simple and single form of reporting for all NGOs and for all of their activities. But the activities of the NGOs’ are too numerous and diverse and the legal interests of the government and the public are too diverse to make this possible. BRAC has consistently maintained high levels of transparency in all its operations; its extraordinary effort towards financial transparency was recognized in 2005 when it won the CGAP (Consultative Group to Group to Group to Assist the Poor). BRAC follows and prepare the financial reports on the basis of GAAP and International Accounting Standards (IAS). METHODOLOGY As research approach case study is taken to make an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its real life context. Here the accounting system of BRAC Education Program is described in a framework within an organizational environment. The events are described in some detail with the main and subsidiary points highlighted.  BRAC is a gigantic organization it maintains and amasses lots of information. The accounting system is identical in every outlet and for every project. The information was taken from the Head office (BRAC Center) and from one Regional office (Dhaka Urban Samoli) by interviewing the staff and management. The information used in this case study is both primary (collected from field) and secondary (collected from annual report, progress report, Code of conduct, statements, and written principles) FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING SYSTEM OF BRAC EDUCATION SYSTEM: BEP has some principles; these principles guide the Project behavior and help in the development of policies and procedures for financial activities. The principles are: stewardship or safekeeping of the project resources, accountability to explain how funds   70
  6. 6. are being used, transparency to ensure financial information is recorded accurately and presented clearly; consistency is maintained over the years so that comparisons can be made; non-deficit financing, it represents sufficient funding source, standard documentation guides the system of maintaining financial records and documentation according to internationally accepted accounting standards and principles. The procedures and the implications of the accounting standards followed by BRAC Education Program for reporting; are adopted depending on the expertise and resources available; the volume and type of transactions; reporting requirements of managers; and obligations to donors. Basis of Preparation of Financial Statements of BEP According to the IAS-1, non-profit, government and other public sector enterprises seeking to apply this standard may need to amend the description used for certain line items in the financial statements and for the financial statements themselves. BRAC prepare the BEP’s financial statements under the historical cost convention on a going concern basis. BEP also follows the accrual basis of accounting or a modified form there of key income and expenditure items. The head office or the main center records all treasury, investment and management functions. The accounting records and financial statements are maintained and presented in accordance with the principles of fund accounting. Funds are established and maintained the under fund accounting principles. Donors’ Grants BRAC preserve and accumulate foreign grants according to Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance, 1978. At present three practices are widely followed by NGOs in recognition of grants: Grants recognized as income, grants recognized as liabilities and grants recognized as income only to the extent of the expenditure incurred (Anand Pagaria, 2006). BEP recognize grants as income when conditions on which they depend have been met. If the grants are specified for the funding of specific project, then income is recognized equal to expenditure incurred on the project or program. For donors’ grants which involve funding fixed assets, income is recognized as the amount equivalent to depreciation expenses charged on the fixed assets   71
  7. 7. concerned. All donors’ grants received are initially recorded at fair value as liabilities in the “Grants Received in Advance Account”. For grants utilized to purchase fixed assets are transferred to deferred income accounts. Donors’ grants received in-kind through the provision of gift and/ or services, are also recorded in fair value. Income reorganization of such grants follows that of cash based donor and any expenditure yet to be funded but for which funding has been agreed at the end of any specific period is recognized as grant receivable. Revenue Recognition According to ISA-18, revenue should be measured at fair value of consideration received or receivable. NGOs don’t have revenues like the normal business organizations, they recognize grants as revenues. BRAC maintains a bank account for foreign donors (According to: Foreign Donations Regulation Ordinance, 1978 (30) under sub-rule (4) of rule 4) and revenue is recognized as the interest accrued and as per IAS-18, interest revenue is recognized on a time-proportion basis using the effective interest rate. All other incomes are recognized when the right to receive such income has been reasonably determined and all conditions precedent is satisfied. Matching of Expenses BEP’s program related expenses arise from goods and services being distributed to beneficiaries in accordance with the program related objectives and activities. Head office’s program related expenses are allocated to the program at approximately 7% of their costs, most of the time these allocations are made with the consent of the donors. Assets IAS-1 standards requires certain disclosures on the on the financial statements. Enterprises need to present current and non-current assets and liabilities on the face of the balance sheet as separate classifications considering nature of operation of the enterprises. When an enterprise chooses not to make this classification, assets and liabilities should be presented broadly in order of their liquidation value. As BEP is a project of BRAC, it presents the balance sheet according to its operational nature, and it   72
  8. 8. doesn’t classify its assets and liabilities as current and non-current assets. According to IAS-16 and IAS-1, the NGO states its’ fixed assets at cost less accumulated depreciation, depreciation is provided for on a straight line basis over the estimates useful life. Like the profitable business organization, accounts receivables are stated at nominal value and stated net provision for irrecoverable amounts. Provisions for Liabilities BEP’s Provisions for liabilities are recognized when there is a present obligation as a result of a past event and it is probable that an overflow of resources embodying economic benefit will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate of the amount can be made. Provisions are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimate. If the effect of time value of money is material, the amount of a provision is the present value of the expenditure expected to be required to settle the obligations. Taxation Under the income Tax Ordinance 1984 (Amended),in addition to its commercial activities, BEP is also subject to taxation on income derived from its other non commercial activities unless they are tax exempt. The tax charge is in respect of taxable income arising from Deferred taxation is provided for using the liability method, on all temporary differences at the balance sheet date between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts for financial reporting purpose. Deferred taxation benefits are only recognized when their recognition is probable. Impairment of Assets IAS-36 addresses mainly accounting for impairment of goodwill, intangible assets and property plant and equipment. The standard includes requirements for identifying an impaired asset, its recoverable amount, recognizing or revising any resulting impairment loss and disclosing information on impairment losses or reversal of impairment loss. At each balance sheet date, BEP carried out a review, on the carrying amount of assets to determine whether there is any indication of impairment. If any such indication exists,   73
  9. 9. impairment is measures by comparing the carrying values of the assets with their recoverable amounts. Financial Instruments According to IAS-32, BEP recognize and disclosure financial instruments in the balance sheet when the NGO become a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. Receivables are carried at anticipated realizable values. Unlike the profitable organization bad debts are written off when identified and an estimate is made, based on all outstanding amounts of the balance sheet. BEP state the payables at cost which is the fair value of the consideration to be paid in the future for goods and services received. Cash and cash equivalents for the purpose of the statement of cash flows comprise cash and bank balance, included in cash and bank balances, which are received through donors’ grants ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS OF THE REGIONAL OFFICE Traditionally, Accounting records fall into two main categories: Supporting Documents and Books of Account. BEP keep files of the following original documents to support every transaction taking place: Receipt or voucher for money received, receipt or voucher for money paid out, invoices, certified and stamped as paid, paying-in vouchers for money paid into the bank, bank statements, journal vouchers for adjustments and non- cash transactions. BEP maintains several books of accounts as part of a full bookkeeping system: General/Nominal Ledger, Journal or Day Book, Wages book, Assets Register and Bank Reconciliations statements. The management information system of BEP collects data from 565 area office then these are integrated under 139 regional offices and then send it to head office for analysis. The accounting system of these regional offices is well organized and supported by computer aided accounting software but we will discuss the systems manually.   74
  10. 10. Charts of Accounts The first step taken by BRAC is to choose an accounting software package which is clear and concise and easy to operate and maintain the NGO accounting. The second step of BRAC was to clarify purpose of organization and reflect that in a clear and concise chart of accounts. It is important that a chart of accounts reflect all the major functions and project operation of the organization in a concise and systematic manner (retrieved from: http://www.global.net.pg/atprojects/manage.htm, retrieved on February 23, 2007). BRAC has more than hundreds projects, it prepares charts of accounts and code them for computer aided soft ware. The coding of the account head represents the specific project, regional office, and lastly the respective income, expenditure, liabilities or assets. Cash Book Regional office maintains separate cash books according to IAS-7 for different area office under it. The area office maintains petty cash books for the recording of cash. The area office conveys all its accounts (mainly expenditure) at the end of the month to the regional office. The regional office then prepare separate cash book for every area office. The opening balances of these cash book represent the cash on hand of the area office. All expenditure and revenue recorded in the cash book are supported by vouchers. Ledger Book The format and procedure of preparing the ledger is same as the normal business organization. Different transactions of account heads are accumulated here. After recording the transaction of the last date of the month, balance is drowned. As it is a computerized system, data is typically entered into the system only once. Once the entry has been approved by the user, the software includes the information in all reports in which the relevant account number appears Receipt and Expenditure Statement The receipts and expenditure statement is one kind of trial balance which is prepared by regional office, which include the balances of the ledger. In computer aided accounting   75
  11. 11. system the receipt and expenditure statement is automatically prepared when ledger is prepared. Head Office Current Account Breakup Statement The regional office maintains and transfers a ledger account to HO it includes transactions like Motorcycle loan, Bonus Provisions, Gratuity Provisions, Provident Fund, Insurance provisions for the employees. The regional office also transfers a Motorcycle Loan Schedule as motorcycle is considered as assets. ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS of THE HEAD OFFICE The head office transactions are same like the regional office. Most of the transactions are recorded at cash and the accounts are automatically posted to Receipts and Expenditure statement under different heads. Head office maintains two sets of ledger accounts other then the normal account heads. These are “Field Area Current Account breakup” to record transaction with the regional office and Head Office Current Account Break up to maintain correlation with the Regional Offices’ breakups. It provides a provision to reconcile and find out the accounts in transit. Fund Control The income generating micro finance project transfer money to all projects and at the end of every month and the money transferred is adjusted with Head Office Current Account and it is done to avoid cash payment from the HO. The transactions are made by passing journal entries “Fund Control Account” and it is shown on the Head Office Current Account Break up Statement. In the field or regional office when micro finance project transfer money to other project, then the journal is passed like this:   76
  12. 12. Journal in Regional Office Micro Finance Project Particulars Debit Tk. Credit Tk. Head office current account Dr. XXXXXXX Cash Cr. XXXXX Journal in Regional Office other Project (where cash is transferred) Particulars Debit Tk. Credit Tk. Cash. Dr. XXXXXXXXX Head office current account Cr. XXXXXXXX Here cash is being transferred from microfinance project to other project. Both projects submit Head Office Breakups to the Head Office. To adjust and prepare the combined financial statements, all the details accounting statements are transferred to head office by Head Office Breakup statement. The head office adjusts the journal like this: Journal in Head Office Particulars Debit Credit Tk. Tk. Fund Control Account Dr. XXXX Regional Office Current Account (Micro Finance Project) Cr. XXXXX XXXX Regional Office Current Account (other project where cash is transferred )Dr. XXXX Fund Control Account Cr. Head Office Account ultimately becomes: Journal in Head Office Particulars Debit Credit Tk. Tk. Regional Office Current Account (other project where cash is XXXX transferred )Dr. XXXX Regional Office Current Account (Micro Finance Project) Cr.   77
  13. 13. The detailed accounts accumulated under Receipt and Expenditure Statement and Head Office Current Account Breakup Statement prepared in the Regional Offices are monthly transferred to the Head Office. The accounting information collected by auto taker (a computer supported device) is then automatically posted to ledger account maintained by the head office. Then finally management prepares the financial statements, which includes Balance Sheet, the Statement of Receipts and Payments, Statement of Changes in Net Assets and Statement of Cash Flows. 7. REPORTING OF BEP BRAC submit audit reports for all projects, along with FD-4 certified by the auditors, to the NGO Affair Bureau and to Prime Minister’s Office. 7.1 Reporting for the BOAD BEP’s reporting for the Board is done quarterly (or as required). This reporting includes a Balance Sheet and a Statement of Receipts and Payments. This entail accounting for all funds (i.e.: including USD funds). A uniform and consistent format is used for reporting to the Board. This is also the report that is provided to auditors and used in the annual report. 7.2 Reporting to the Management BEP’s prepares management reports monthly, at the end of every quarter or as required. There are different kinds of reports used by managers of BEP to take decisions: the Budget Compared to Actual Performance Report, the narrative progress Report (represents the achievements and impact of the project on the beneficiaries), the internal financial report (prepared for 18 months to analysis cost, expenditure and their change), quarterly cash flow projections report (to analysis exchange gains and fund deficits), monitoring report (prepared by the monitoring team of 14members for every unit of the NGO, which lists 20 issues need to be followed up). 7.3 Reporting for donors   78
  14. 14. Donors have their own reporting requirements and specifications and an NGO should attempt to meet these as much as possible. Conversely, if donors are amenable, a generic format may be agreeable. Donor reports are submitted no more than one month after the close of the accounting period being reported upon. A donor tracking schedule is set up to monitor due dates and for work planning purposes. 8. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: The accounting system of BRAC Education Program is well planned and contemporary and it is highly eulogize by the donors. It assists the internal control, cash control, internal auditing process, budget formulation and execution, facilities or property management, financial operations and analysis, grants management and information resources management. But there are some weaknesses in this financial Accounting system. Like: 1. The project grassroots links are not efficient enough so the generation of information in that level is weak and some times not supported by documents 2. The filed based development expertise some times fails to develop innovative measures to support modern financial Management 3. The project doesn’t give more emphasis on long-term commitment and sustainability; which could assist the progress and accountability of the project. 4. The cost effectiveness of the project is not used uniformly in every outlets 5. For generation of accounting information and reporting the project authority don’t have modern process oriented approach and they failed to increase institutional capacity. In order to make the project accounting process modern some recommendations could be considered: The project could hire more expertise and modern management technique; it could be more participative and transparent; the information could be modernized by use of internal network and of process oriented approach and value based management approach could make the accounting process efficient. BRAC Education Program is one of the largest projects in Bangladesh which is financed by the foreign donors; the   79
  15. 15. accounting system of this project is well organized and transparent. The processes of presenting the financial statements are unique and very systematic. BEP after all these limitations; could give the other NGOs some guidelines for preparing and installing accounting systems, making assumptions about accounting principles and lastly but not the list to prepare and present financial statements and submit financial reports. 8. REFERENCES Ananda Pagaria. CA. 2006. NGO’s-Accounting and Legal Intricacies, The Chartered Accountant, June 2006: 1716-1723. ADAB. (1998). Directory of PVD0s1NGD0s in Bangladesh (Ready Reference). Dhaka: ADAB. Ahmad Mokbul Morshed. 2005. “The State, Laws and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Bangladesh”. International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law. Vol. 3. Issue. 3 BBS. (1998). Statistical Pocketbook of Bangladesh. Dhaka: BBS Bird, P., Morgan-Jones, P. (1981), Financial Reporting by Charities, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, London. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) (1989), Charity Trends 11th Edition, Charities Aid Foundation, Tonbridge Ebdon, R. (1995). quot;NGO Expansion and The Fight to Reach The Poor: Gender Implications of NGO Scaling-up in Bangladeshquot;. IDS Bulletin. Vol. 26. No. 3. pp. 4955. Hashemi, S. M. 1995. quot;NGO Accountability in Bangladesh: Beneficiaries, Donors and Statequot; in Edwards, M. and Hulme, D. (eds.) Non-governmental Organizations: Performance and Accountability Beyond the Magic Bullet. London: Earthscan Publications. http://www.ngoregnet.org/contact_us.asp http://www.aidsalliance.org/sw17688.asp#nav-tools#nav-tools   80
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  17. 17. webmaster.financialservices@utoronto.ca Wood, G. D. (1997). quot;States Without Citizens: The Problem of the Franchise Statequot; in Edwards, M. and Hulme, D. (eds.). NGOs, States and Donors: Too Close for Comfort? London: Macmillan World Bank. (1996). the World Bank's Partnership with Nongovernmental Organizations. Washington D. C: Participation and NGO Group, Poverty and Social Policy Department/the World Bank. List of Government Ordinances/Rules/Working Procedures: (i) The Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance 1978: Ordinance No. XLVI of 1978. (ii) The Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Rules, 1978: No. S.R.O. 329-1/78. (iii) The Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Ordinance, 1982. Ordinance No. XXXI of 1982. (iv) Working Procedure of Foreign assisted Bangladeshi Non-Government Voluntary Organization (NGOs) A Circular: 22.43.3.1.0.46.93-478, dated. 27-07-1993. Appendix BRAC Education Programme Balance Sheet As at …..200X Particulars Notes June 30. 200X June 30, 200X Taka Taka ASSETS Property Plant and Equipment Motor cycle loans Inventories Interest receivable Advance deposits and prepayments Cash in hand and at banks TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities: Deferred income   82
  18. 18. Grants received in advance account Other current liabilities Net Assets: Capital fund- temporarily restricted TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS BRAC Education Programme Statement of Cash Flows  For the financial year ended at …..200X   Particulars Notes June 30. 200X June 30, 200X Taka Taka Cash flows from donors financing activities Surplus of income over expenditure Adjustments to reconcile changes in net assets to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation Donor grants- Amortization of investment in property, plant and equipment Donor grants- amortization of motorcycle, replacement of fund. Adjustments for other accounts: Decrease/ increase in inventories Decrease/ increase in interest receivable Decrease/ increase in other current Liabilities Increase in deferred income Net increase in motorcycle loans Net cash used in operating activities Cash flows from investing activities Interest received on fixed deposits and bank   83
  19. 19. accounts Less- purchase of property plant and equipment Net cash used in investing activities Cash flows from donors financing activities Grants received during the year: BRAC’s contribution Less- Grants utilized during the year Net increase in cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents, begging of the year cash and cash equivalents, end of the year. BRAC Education Programme Statement of Income and Expenditure For the financial year ended at …..200X Particulars Notes June 30. 200X June 30, 200X Taka Taka INCOME Donor grants Bank interest income EXPENDITURE Surplus of income over expenditure for the year BRAC Education Programme Statement of changes in Net Assets  For the financial year ended at …..200X   Particulars Notes Capital fund (temporarily restricted)   84
  20. 20. Taka At July 1, 200X Net surplus for the year At June 30, 200X Net surplus for the year At June 30, 2006   85

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