APPRAISAL OF THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR( A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENT IN ENUGU)

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ABSTRACT 
Accounting can be defined as the recording summarizing analyzing and interpretation of an organization.
Accounting system is a set of rules regulations and procedures which are articulated by a appropriate theoretical force into a system. Ti process data into information which are required as input in the decision making system of the organization.
Based on these definitions accounting of public sector involves activities of collecting analyzing recoding summarizing reporting and interpretation of transaction of government units.
The objective of the study is to determine he effectiveness of the existing system of accounting of government units to appraise the  system and ascertain their suitability to analyze the problem associated with the system of accounting adopted (if any) by these organization and  to identify future improvement.
Both primary and secondary sources of data were used in this research. Research question were formulated and a questionnaires comprising statement drawn form the research question were prepared as well.
Interviews as a primary sources and  textbooks as a secondary sources were also used.
Some of the major finding form the analysis of data collected are appointment of unqualified accountants to act as accounts supervisor negative attitude of most accountants towards accountability resulting to inadequate keeping of records and accounts the effect of self accounting system which is now used as an act for embezzlement/ self enrichment by the public sector accountants inadequate training and development of public sector accountants which results to lack of proficiency of public sector accounting system incompetent among accountants in the public sector and the delay is presenting and preparation of annual financial statement in the public sector.
On the basis of these finding the following recommendation are made viz.
-Adequate internal control system has to be institute by the management for the prevention and detection of fraud and irregularities is the public sector
-Training of the account personnel should be adopted in the public sector service.
-Financial statement must be prepared and present to members annually to have the related information on their loopholes and area to improve on.
-The above recommendation of  fully implemented will enhance government accounting system and records and also stimulated improved financial reporting system in the public sector 
 
TABLE OF CONTENT
Cover page
Title page
Approval page
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table of content

CHAPTER ONE
1.0Introduction 
1.1Background of the study
1.2Statement of problem
1.3Purpose of the study 
1.4Significance of study
1.5Statement of hypothesis  
1.6Scope and limitation of study
1.7Summary of methodology 
1.8Brief history/background of the study 
1.9Definition of term 
Reference 

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW  
2.0Introduction 
2.1Who is an accountant
2.2Accounting defined 
2.3Book-keeping and accounting differentiated
2.4Government accounting is the public sector 
2.5Basis of the accounting and legal basis
2.6Objective of accounting in the public sector
2.7The nature of Nigerian public sector accounting 
2.8The scope of public sector accounting 
2.9Government and commercial accounting compared
2.10Some identified problem of the Nigerian public sector accounting.
2.11Reference      

CHAPTER THREE
RESEARCH  METHODOLOGY 
3.0Introduction 
3.1Method and sources of data
3.2Research population  
3.3Research instrument
3.4Sampling method
3.5Data analysis technique     

CHAPTER FOUR
Data   presentation and analysis 
4.0Introduction 
4.1Data analysis
4.2Data presentation 
4.3Test of hypothesis 
4.4Major finding 

CHAPETR FIVE
Summary recommendation and conclusion 
5.0Summary of finding 
5.1Recommendation
5.2Conclusion 
Bibliography 
Appendix

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Ugwu, A. (2018). APPRAISAL OF THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR( A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENT IN ENUGU). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/appraisal-of-the-accounting-system-in-nigerian-public-sector-a-case-study-of-selected-government-establishment-in-enugu-5306

MLA 8th

Ugwu, Anderson "APPRAISAL OF THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR( A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENT IN ENUGU)" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/appraisal-of-the-accounting-system-in-nigerian-public-sector-a-case-study-of-selected-government-establishment-in-enugu-5306. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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Ugwu, Anderson . "APPRAISAL OF THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR( A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENT IN ENUGU)". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/appraisal-of-the-accounting-system-in-nigerian-public-sector-a-case-study-of-selected-government-establishment-in-enugu-5306 >.

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Ugwu, Anderson . "APPRAISAL OF THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR( A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENT IN ENUGU)" Afribary (2018). Accessed November 26, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/appraisal-of-the-accounting-system-in-nigerian-public-sector-a-case-study-of-selected-government-establishment-in-enugu-5306