Original Research

Cooperate governance and financial performance in War Child Uganda

Martha Kibukamusoke, Tonny Ssewankambo
Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review | Vol 7, No 1 | a235 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/apsdpr.v7i1.235 | © 2019 Martha Kibukamusoke, Tony Ssewankambo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 June 2018 | Published: 29 April 2019

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Martha Kibukamusoke, Department of Public Administration and Management, Faculty of Social Economic Sciences, Cavendish University, Kampala, Uganda
Tonny Ssewankambo, Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Management, Cavendish University, Kampala, Uganda


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Abstract

Background: The corporate governance structure has employed a number of multiple empirical techniques that have influenced many organisations worldwide. War Child in Uganda, an independent international organisation, faced a number of financial data alterations, whose major cause was not following budgets and not adhering to rules and regulations on the use of finances. The failure to disclose information on the proper earnings caused a lot of irregularities in the financial performance of the organisation.

Aim: This study aimed at investigating the effect of cooperate governance on financial performance of War Child in Uganda as guided by the following objectives: (1) to find out if the staff of War Child are aware of the existence of financial systems that lead to financial performance in War Child in Uganda and (2) to find out the relationship between corporate governance and financial performance in War Child in Uganda.

Methods: The study adopted cross-sectional and descriptive research designs where both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used.

Results: The findings of the study showed that the employees of War Child Uganda are aware of the existence of financial systems; however, the failure in financial performance is not explained. The findings also showed that there is a positive relationship between corporate governance and financial performance of War Child in Uganda.

Conclusion: Recommendations further state that if War Child in Uganda embraces more accountability, transparency and competence as a way of improving its financial performance, there will be a significant improvement in financial accountability, reporting, budget performance and liquidity.


Keywords

Corporate governance; financial systems; financial performance; financial accountability; transparency.

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