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AN EVALUATION OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE MANAGEMENT BY MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN NAKURU MUNICIPALITY

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RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE IN BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (ACCOUNTING OPTION)

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

KABARAK UNIVERSITY

APRIL 2008

DECLARATION

This research project is our original work and has not been presented for the award of any diploma or degree in any other university or college or any other institution of higher learning.

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Caleb Yegon

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David Momanyi

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Ichomi Okalio

This research project has been submitted with my approval as the university supervisor

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MR. KEFA ABOKO

LECTURER

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We are thankful to our supervisor Mr. Kefa Aboko for his support and time during the proposal writing. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the students of Kabarak as a whole who extended their courtesy and knowledge and gave us support while preparing this proposal. We owe all our work to prior and continuous support from all our lecturers at Kabarak University who provided us with a solid foundation. We are thankful to all those who gave their time and knowledge towards meeting the objectives of this proposal.

ABSTRACT

This study looked at the evaluation of accounts receivable management in manufacturing organizations. Many organizations today are faced with the problem of having huge accumulated balances owing to accounts receivables which are sometimes written off and thus interfering with the organizations operations. Accounts receivable management tries to minimize the amounts of money tied up in form of accounts receivables and thus takes the organization back to its original set goals.

This study describes target population comprising of all



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