Accounting Manual


An accounting manual is a handbook that ensures consistency and uniformity of accounting procedures. It should be in line with best accounting practices to ensure compliance with law. It is a great tool to enhance accounting staff competencies and share and transfer knowledge amongst employees.


This toolkit is useful for your organisation when the organisation:

  • needs procedures and internal controls to foster a culture of accountability in the organisation.
  • is increasing in complexity and size and needs to set-up standard accounting procedures.
  • wants to define clear responsibilities and accountabilities within the organisation.
What you can expect

In six steps this toolkit guides you to design your own accounting manual. Here you’ll find a step-by-step guide, tools, examples and other resources for creating an accounting manual.

What you get  

Know how: an overview of how to design an accounting manual step-by-step.
Example: a detailed accounting and finance manual.
Tool: a template to set up a basic accounting tracker for your organisation.

This toolkit is largely based on the learning materials of the Atma Network
The purchase of these materials was co-funded by Edukans.

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