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Title: Assessing effectiveness of integrated financial management system (IFMS) on Zanzibar government budgetary control a case study: ministry of finance and economic affairs
Authors: Yahya, Hamad Asha
Keywords: Integrated systems
Financial management system (IFMS)
Zanzibar government
Budgetary control
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
Abstract: Integrated Financial Management System is a computerized budgeting and accounting system that was implemented by the government to simplify the monitoring and control of the government funds. It include expenditures like payment of salary, revenues collections, deposit and other expenditures. It was established in order to have effective monitoring and control of the government funds. It provide the government with a modern budgeting and accounting system with state of the art functionality on which to undertake its national and public sector accounting and financial management. The descriptive design was used to conduct the study by cross sectional methods in order to collect data from sampled population. Secondary data use content analysis that use books, reports and documents and primary data used from questionnaires. The target population was 1800 employees from which the sample derived. The population taken from MOFEA includes; chiefs accountants, assistance chief accountants, central payment officers and budgetary officers. Data was analysed and interpreted though table in frequency and percentage in order to provide proper meaning. The findings reveals that training of the system to the users was good (50%), satisfied for the time of training (50%) and effective(65%), because they can do their work quickly and accurate also they confirm that the time they got for the training was satisfied to them because they have much time to learn and understand more things concerning the vii system. Also the security control of the system and measures they provide was very high(81%), IFMS control over the expenditure(74%) of respondents strongly agreed that make effective budgetary control, also the application of security control measures is high protect the system (81%). The extent of qualified of its resources is excellent (45%), and (44%) say good and remaining (11%) not decided that make the system to be more effective. Therefore the government should prioritize the system as a major component and motivate its staff those who are responsible of using the system and increase security for the system. Motivation to the staff that is highly using the system is needed because it is very risky for the system. MOFEA should provide follower ship programme concerning IFMS, more employees should be trained in order to have employees who are competent. Security of the system should be improved, even in networking because of the development of science and technology.
Description: A Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Business Administration
Appears in Collections:Master of Business Administration - Main and Ishaka Campus

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