Managing the budget

When the budget is agreed, you should be clear about who will take responsibility for managing it. Budget management would normally include:

In emergencies the following are often difficult:

You and your line manager should discuss how you will manage the budget. One approach is that you only take responsibility for managing the specific budget lines for any income and expenditure that happens in the field. For example, this might include national salaries but not international salaries. You could then agree to tell each other about any large differences that develop between actual expenditure and budgeted expenditure. Case study