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PROJECT TOPIC:-THE IMPACT OF INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIA BOTTLING COMPANY PLC, ENUGUTHE IMPACT OF INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIA BOTTLING COMPANY PLC, ENUGUTHE IMPACT OF INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIA BOTTLING COMPANY PLC, ENUGU

THE IMPACT OF INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIA BOTTLING COMPANY PLC, ENUGU

ABSTRACT

Over the years, there have being a problem of incorrect and unreliable financial record which has lead to loss of organizational integrity. The research work aimed among others at determining the relationship between internal measures to proper accounting records. A survey research design was adopted for this research study and a sample size was selected using Yaro Yamane sampling technique as data used were obtained from both primary and secondary sources.

Four research questions were formulated out of which three hypothesis were formulated using regression co-efficient analysis method at 5% level of significance and the Z table was also used for comparison between calculated value of significance B and tab le value. The finding from the analysis indicates that internal control measure management performance and is necessary for the growth and effectiveness of the organization. Financial management of any organization cannot do without internal control as true and fair presentation of financial statement may never be possible if the board and senior management are not committed to providing a well planned internal control system.

It also recommends that a periodical review of the organization should be done by the management so as to cope with the model trends in organizational fraud prevention.

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Every organization both profit or non-profit organization has its objectives and goals in mind to achieve. For the non-profit making organization, their goal is to satisfy the social need of the citizens and in the effort to achieve these purposes supervision more often than not play a vital role. The size and scope of these organizations have sometimes made it hard for the executors to exercise personal and first hand supervision of operation. It is in this light that internal control established by management is initiated.

For an organization to carryout its business there must be some factors put in place for the smooth running of the organization like materials, machines, money etc. These need to be well co-ordinated in order for the success of the organization to be achieved. These factors are used by a group of persons known as management. Neither can management exists without an organization both are inseparable. The system of internal control provides assurance to management of the dependability of the accounting data used in the decision making of the organization
It has been discovered that due to lack of internal control several banks have been discovered to have defrauded its customers mostly foreign investors, Having discovered this, banks now take extra precaution before clearing a cheque because of rampant incidence of fraud and forgeries which have placed bank. Loss on average of N1m each working day of the year in Nigeria. Due to this challenges, CBN issued a directive to banks to increase its capital base to N25 billion.
Management use internal control as a tool to check it staff due to the fact that managers are not able to monitor the activities of the organization. It therefore adopts the internal control in such a way that the system checks itself and any irregularity within the system is been detected and corrected. To ensure that the system checks itself, management could use devices such as segregations, supervision of work and acknowledgement of performance. The effective arrangement and implementation of this control system would ensure proper management.

THE IMPACT OF INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIA BOTTLING COMPANY PLC, ENUGU

1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

We might not really understand the impact of internal control system in an organization until probably we run an organization void of internal control system.
The absence of adequate internal control measures exposes the financial management of an organization to certain threats such as:
– Incorrect financial statement and /loss of the companys’assets.
– Stealing and mis-management of organizational vital documents which may be done by an employee to take undue advantage.
– Incorrect and unreliable financial records which may lead to loss of organizational integrity.
– Non implementation of accounting policies in consistent with the applicable legislation appropriate in presentation of financial statement.

1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

The overall purpose of this research work is to evaluate and determine the impart of internal measures in an organizational financial management. A well defined organizational structure helps management to run the business in an orderly manner. This enhance operational and efficiency, which is the important features of internal control.Specifically, this research work stands to achieve the following objective.
1. To determine the impact of internal control to proper use of organizations funds and assets.
2. To ascertain whether perpetration of fraud and losses of Revenue in an organization are as a result of weakness in internal control system.
3. To ensure whether a true reflection of organizational activities are presented in financial statement where there is an active observation of internal control measures.
4. To determine the relationship between internal control measures and proper keeping of accounting records.

1.4 RESEARCH QUESTION

The following research questions will be used to form the research hypothesis and they are:
1. To what extent does the internal control measures impacts on appropriation of organizational assets and funds.
2. To what extent does perpetration of fraud and losses of Revenue in an organization are as a result of weakness in the internal control system
3. To what extent does internal control enhance a true reflection of organization activities as presented in the financial statement
4. To what extent does a relationship exists between internal control and proper keeping of accounting records

THE IMPACT OF INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM ON THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIA BOTTLING COMPANY PLC, ENUGU

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