Research Papers/Topics in Accountancy And Commerce

Effects Of Non-Audit Services On Professionalism: Case Of Pkf Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT The Zimbabwean audit industry has been agonised by compromised auditor professionalism as a result of the joint provision of non-audit services and audit services. Based on this background, this study endeavours to investigate the effects of non-audit services on professionalism. A quantitative method and descriptive approach was adopted for the presentations and analysis of data and a review of literature of various scholars who also investigated auditor professionalism and no...

An Investigation Into How Gender Roles Influence Decision Making Process in The Construction Industry of Zimbabwe. A Case of Buddington Builders.

ABSTRACT Market segmentation has been traditionally done based on gender considerations. Some products have been thought to target women while others are thought to be suitable for males due to gender roles .For instance automobiles have been previously targeted towards males assuming that the males would be deciders and influencers in the decision to buy. This research was aimed at investigating how gender roles influence the decision making of construction material. The objectives of ...

The Effect Of Risk Based Internal Auditing On The Expectation Gap: The Case Of Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

AbstractThe expectation gap according to Saladrigues and Grañó (2014), is the difference between the expectations of the auditors and those who use the audited financial statements. Furthermore Ijeoma (2014), noted that the expectation gap arises as result of the difference in expectations on the assurance that the auditors gives on the financial statements and those which the stakeholders expect from the work of the auditors. The expectation of the management of the Ministry of Foreig...

The Effects Of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques And Tools (Caatts) On Performance And Effectiveness Of Internal Audits A Case Study Of National Oil Infrastructure Company Of Zimbabwe Pri

ABSTRACT This research report sets out to understand the effects of computer technology on the effectiveness of internal audits using a case study of NOIC Zimbabwe The main objectives of the study were to establish the relationship the applications of computer technology as well as the relationship between computer technology and the effectiveness of audit internal audits. The researcher used descriptive and analytical research designs and the sample size was 20 respondents and the data...

An Analysis Of The Effects Of Time Budget Pressures Towards The Quality Of Audited Financial Statements

ABSTRACT This research on the effects of time budget pressure on the quality of the audited financial statements focusing on the deliberate practice of dysfunctional behaviour by auditors. The objective of this research was to establish the effect of time budget pressure on audit quality and auditors’ behaviour, cause of dysfunctional behaviour, how it contributes to audit risk, thereby ultimately affecting audit quality and provide best practices that can be adopted to reduce time...

Applicability of The Shared Services Concept in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Old Mutual Zimbabwe plc ltd.

ABSTRACT Due to increased competition, the dynamic business environment and pressure by shareholders to increase their wealth management have been looking at tools of attaining this. One tool that has been adopted by most businesses globally of late is the SSC. This dissertation looks to test the applicability of this concept in relation to the Zimbabwean environment. The research was broken down into five chapters as a means to try and generate the answer to the research objective. Cha...

An Investigation Into The Effectiveness of The Cost a Management Accounting Practices in a Manufacturing Company. A Case of National Pharmaceuticals.

ABSTRACT The focal point of this research was to investigate into the “effectiveness of cost and management system in a pharmaceutical company” A case of National Pharmaceuticals. National Pharmaceuticals is one of the major players in the pharmaceutical sector in Zimbabwe. The company was manufacturing below capacity as a result of funding problems. The company opted to outsource the drugs as a cost reduction technique. Since it started outsourcing drugs, it began to experience...

An Evaluation Of The Effects On Companies: Case Study Of Ever Sharp

ABSTRACT This research was undertaken to evaluate the effect of budgets and budgetary control on the performance of Eversharp. The main problem was that Eversharp was making losses and costs have been increasing so this research was on the background of trying to enhance the budget process and improve performance. The research goes in depth in identifying the limitations of budgeting process and its effect on performance, evaluating the current budget technique, identifying the fact...

The Effects Of Downsizing And Company Closures On Service Delivery Of Local Authorities .A Case Study Of Gweru City Council

ABSTRACT The research aimed at investigating the effects of downsizing and company closures on service delivery of local authorities. The researcher’s scope of study was GCC. The research was a problem study which was driven by the fact that loss of revenue was a problem that has been affecting the operations of GCC since January 2011when a number of companies were downsizing and closing. After noticing this problem the researcher was motivated to investigate the effects of downsizing...

An Analysis of How ais Aids in Improving Financial Performance And Decision Making.

ABSTRACT Accounting information system has aided the performance and decision making of many organizations since the introduction of information technology. The research mainly focused on finding out if accounting information system has also aided the performance of delta beverages Kadoma. The research advocates that the use of accounting information system aid performance measures and decision making. The descriptive research method was used on a census to obtain evidence from the ...

Impact Of Internal Auditing Function On Good Corporate Governance In Zimbabwe’s Public Sector (2012-2016)

ABSTRACT This paper examines the impact of internal audit function on good corporate governance in the public sector in Zimbabwe with particular attention on the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The focus was on the effect of internal audit on the risk management, internal control, reporting and compliance to corporate governance. A survey of 140 respondents in the SOEs sector was carried out using the quantitative research h design anchored on the post positivism research philosophy usi...

Analyzing The Impact of Budgetary Controls on Capital Projects to The Operational Performance.

ABSTRACT This paper specifies the impact of budgetary control measures on capital projects to the operational performance of the Zimbabwean aviation industry. In this study, the major objective was to identify the impact of budgetary control measures on operational performance. Mixed research design was used in data collection incorporating both the qualitative and quantitative approaches so that they could accompaniment each other in investigating the impact of budgetary control on cap...

An Evaluation Of The Management Of Customer Experiences By Zimbabwean Commercial Banks

ABSTRACT The research investigates the management of customer experience by Zimbabwean commercial banks. The Zimbabwean banking sector has witnessed significant changes characterized by rebranding of some banks, increased stiff competition, and the uneven shaky playing field/unstable environment. Most of the products being offered by the banks have become standardised therefore banks are being forced to orient their strategies towards customers instead of products making customer experi...

Investigation Into Revenue Generating Activities To Bridge The Funding Gap –A Case Of Zimbabwe Prison And Rectional Service For The Period 2011 To 2013

ABSTRACT This research seeks to provide the ways of increasing revenue at Zimbabwe prison and correctional service to mitigate the funding gap and thereby improving its financial performance. The research’s explored ways or strategies available to enhance finance, alternative ways of enhancing finance and the best practices to implement strategies to enhance finance. The researcher got relevant literature from different authors and formulated research questions and objectives which ga...

An Assessment of Competitive Strategies Used by the Zimbabwean State Owned Passenger Road Transport Industry.

ABSTRACT The research sought to assess the competitive strategies used by the Zimbabwean state-owned passenger road transport industry. The basis of the research is that there have been many competitive strategies adopted by state-owned road passenger transport organisations but there has not been any significant improvement in the performance of their organisations. Hence, it is with this background that the researcher saw it fit to assess the competitive strategies used by these state-...


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