Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/14201
Title: Financial management practices and performance of small and medium enterprises in Bushenyi District, Uganda
Authors: Ainembabazi, Barbra
Keywords: Financial management
Performance
Small enterprises
Medium enterprises
Uganda
Issue Date: Jun-2022
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of economics and managemeny
Abstract: The study sought to assess the effect of financial management practices on performance of small and medium enterprises in Bushenyi district, Uganda. It was guided by three specific objectives, which included; to determine the effect of financial reporting on performance of small and medium enterprises in Bushenyi district, to establish the effect of working capital management on performance of small and medium enterprises in Bushenyi district and to establish the effect of budgeting on performance of small and medium enterprises in Bushenyi district. This research employed survey and descriptive research design to describe the variables. Descriptive surveys were used to discover causal relationships (descriptive correlation) to provide precise quantitative description and to observe behavior. The data gathered was collected, coded into the computer and statistically treated using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Quantitative data analysis was employed in this research study. The findings revealed that financial reporting among SMEs was rated satisfactory, and this is indicated by the overall mean of 3.5, implying that the owners of SMEs; working Capital Management was rated satisfactory with the overall mean of 3.69, as well budgeting among SMEs was rated satisfactory, and this was indicated by the overall mean of 3.44 and profitability was moderate, and this is indicated by the overall mean of 3.4 among SMEs. Moreover, financial reporting significantly affects performance of SMEs (R2=0.153, p=0.000); this led to a significant effect of Financial reporting on performance of SMEs; working capital management significantly affects the performance of SMEs (R2=0.234, p=0.000), thus Working capital management had a significant effect on performance of small and medium scale enterprise and finally, budgeting significantly affects performance of SMEs (R2=0.286, p=0.000), therefore, budgeting has a significant effect on performance of small and medium scale enterprise in Bushenyi district. The researcher concluded that effective financial reporting is an important factor in determining the level of performance of SMEs since financial reporting is based on cash conversion cycle and still considered as an important factor in enhancing the performance of SMEs, in order to increase the financial performance, SMEs in Bushenyi District have tried to maintain an optimal balance between each of the working capital components such as cash receivables, inventory and payables and finally, as a way of increasing on the level of performance, small and medium enterprises in Bushenyi Distric have always considered budgeting as an important factor when obtaining bank credit as banks commonly require a projection of future operations and cash flows to support loans, this has also led to the improvement in performance due to checking of progress towards the objectives of the enterprise. The researcher recommended that; small and medium business owners should develop a good system to monitor finance payments, record and track all the finance payments so that there is effectiveness in payment of cash and ensure to cover loopholes in the system to enhance financial performance. Small and medium enterprise business owners and managers should develop an effective working capital management system for example alternative ways of collecting funds from which makes finance collection easy and flexible to boost performance. Thus, SMEs when implementing financial management practices for promoting profitability, growth and market share should put into considerations the above elements. Moreover, since financial management practices are difficult and consume time and resources, SMEs when implementing financial management practices should appropriately and sufficiently implement such practices for successful outcome and for achieving the desirable financial goals
Description: A thesis report submitted to the college of economics and management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Management) of Bushenyi International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/14201
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