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THE IMPACT OF ACCOUNTING ON ORGANISATION EFFECTIVENESS;

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1    BACKGROUND OF STUDY

In the early days, that is before the advent of modernization, the practice of accounting is not well pronounced in our organizations. This is the period when men were considered to display unquestionable character in the management of private and public find, and as such they were to a reasonable extent, honest, transparent and accountable in their dealings. The reason which can be attributed to the virtue of self contentment that characterized the attitude of men.

However, after the era of modernization, the desire to get rich quick by every means possible, became the order of the day for both administrators and accountants, and as a result of this development, the incidences of fraud, mismanagement & embezzlement were recorded to a great extent, and as such the practice of accounting was intensified in our organizations, to ensure that the pre-determined goals of the system are achieved to a reasonable extent.

In this regards organizations in order to achieve high level of effectiveness, decided to install a competent, reliable, transparent and hones accounting machinery in the organization, this combating the adverse condition known as organizational ineffectiveness the topic which is extensively discussed in this context, using federal pay office, Enugu as a study.