Accounting information system salient features and public organization performance: the case of selected social security fund in Tanzania.

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University of Dar es Salaam
This study about the accounting information system salient features in relation to public organization performance, the case being social security fund. Specifically, the study intended to establish accounting information system design in Social Security Fund, to determine how integration of accounting information system influence the performance in Social Security Fund and to examine how the functionalities of accounting information system influence performance in Social Security Fund. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative methods within descriptive research design to answer the research objectives which were narrowed into research questions. The study surveyed 6 Social Security Fund by using sample size of 100 questionnaires. In addition, observations and documentary reviews techniques were used to gather information. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and Microsoft Excel program. The study found out that organization performance is altered by the application of AIS accelerated by AIS functionality and Design Level. Nevertheless, AIS Integration is less regarded to be the factor influencing organization performance due to the fact that people may less likely share their knowledge or integrate their accounting and financial tasks in the organization. Accounting Information System has almost transformed all the accounting and finance activities and that could not only mean transformation but advancement toward the new way of treating the accounting and finance functions. The study ascertained that if accounting information system is valued and adopted to most public organizations through learning, culture emphasis and exposure, then privilege of AIS will lead to quality, time management and relevance of accounting information, hence better decision making that leads to organization performance. A Comparative study should be undertaken to other sectors as well. Also customer study. May assess the factors hindering use of AIS adoption by public organizations in Tanzania. Another study made recommended to determine possible strategies for expanded AIS application in Tanzania.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF HD7105.45.T34K328)
Accounting, Data processing, Pension trast, Government Employee pension funds (GEPF), National Health Insurance Funds (NHIF), Public pension fund (PPF), Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF), Workers compensation funds (WCF), Tanzania
Kabwoto, D. J. (2018). Accounting information system salient features and public organization performance: the case of selected social security fund in Tanzania. Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam.