INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANCY ARUSHA
APPLICATION OF ACCOUNTING PACKAGES IN ORGANIZATION
(A CASE STUDY OF TROPICAL PESTISIDES RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
KIURE, AMINA JUMAAM (MS)
ADA III 2005/2006.
SEKAJINGO, ABRAHAM A.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL PAPER SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY (ADA) OF THE INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANCY ARUSHA. TABLE OF CONTENT
1.2Background of the problem1
1.3Statement of problem2
1.6Significancy of the study3
1.7The scope of the study3
2.1Relevance of theories and principles4
2.1.5Management information system can be manual and computers based8 2.1.6Advantages of using computer in accounting8
2.1.7Contrast of accounting cycle in a manual system versus a computerized system:9 2.1.8Argument for and against computerized in accounting10 2.1.9Prevention and error detection of system error11
2.2Empirical review empirical review11
3.4.3Simple random sampling14
3.4Data collection methods14
3.5Source of data14
3.6Schedule of activities15
The introduction of computers has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting technology and data storage by several orders of magnitude. Before advert of computers every organization had many information systems in each department, and sometimes each department within an organization adopted its own information system. The introduction of computer technology in organizations facilitates the implementation of centralized information system to all departments of an organization.
This study will examine the factors affecting the application of the accounting packages. It will analyze the factor that hinders the application of the accounting packages and the way to eliminate them.
The sampling techniques will include all units of the operation including director; head of departments, head of division and all workers will expected to be covered during the study. In gathering data, the researcher will use questionnaires, interviews, documentation and physical observations at the place.
This research will finalize the study by giving the major solution according to the findings that will be used to eliminate factors, which hinders the effective application of accounting packages in an organization.
The spread of new technology around the world has led to great changes in business organization. Many entities have adopted new technology and sophisticated accounting packages so as to achieve the best performance on their business operation.
However there have been problems reported in application of computerized accounting information system in many organizations in Tanzania.
In this study the analysis of computerized accounting packages will be given, the research will be conducted at Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI).
3 BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM
Tanzania is a country having many project, corporation, companies that face decision-making difficulties because of many factors include inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the computerized data storage system in management and accounting. If there are no experts, application of accounting packages in an organization may bring problems.