An analysis of Financial accountability and transparency Among Church leaders in Nigeria

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CHAPTER ONE/INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background Of The Study 3
1.2 Statement Of The Problem 5
1.3 Objectives Of The Study 5
1.4 Research Questions 6
1.5 Scope Of The Study 6
1.6 Significance Of The Study 8
1.7 Limitations of the Study 8

CHAPTER TWO/REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1 Definition of Financial Management Process 8
2.2 Basic Challenges of the Process 8
2.3 Church Budgeting 10
2.4 Accounting and Internal Control Systems 13
2.5 Definition of Charismatic Church 15
2.6 Principles and Beliefs 16
2.7 Pentecostals 17
2.8 Sources of church funds 18
2.9 Major Investment Opportunities for the Church 20
2.10 Systems Available for the Church 20
2.11 Implications on Rewards for the Church Organization 22
2.12 Challenges Faced by the Church in Achieving the Financial Obligations 25
2.13 Managing the Church’s Financial Resources 26
2.14 Receiving and Managing Offerings 26
2.15 Collecting offerings 27
2.16 Counting offerings 28
2.19 Depositing and imputing offerings 31
2.20 Undesignated and designated donations 31
2.21 Gifts to church leaders 32
2.22 Noncash gifts 33
2.23 Managing Finances in the Church Office 33

CHAPTER THREE/METHODOLOGY

3.1 Introduction 35
3.2 Research Design 35
3.3 Sources of Data 35
3.3.1 Primary Sources 35
3.3.2 Secondary Sources. 35
3.4 Population of the Study 36
3.5 Sample Size Determination and Sampling Procedure 36
3.6 Validity of the Instrument 36
3.7 Reliability of the Instrument 37
3.8 Method of Data Analysis 37

CHAPTER FOUR/ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH RESULTS

Presentation And Analysis Of Data 38

CHAPTER FIVE/SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION

5.1 Summary Of Major Findings 47
5.2 Recommendations 49
5.3 Conclusion 50

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