Percentage of FTEs that perform the process "process accounts payable (AP)" that perform management activities

This measure calculates the percentage of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) that perform the "process accounts payable (AP)" process—which consists of processing payments of operating expenses and other supplier charges—and perform management activities. Management refers to the day-to-day operation, handling or controlling of a financial process or department. Managers also appoint duties and tasks to be performed by staff. This measure is part of a set of Supplemental Information measures that help companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "process accounts payable (AP)" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure ID:
105880
Total Sample Size:
1,222 All Companies
Performers:
25th
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Median
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75th
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Key Performance
Indicator:
No

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Units for this measure are percent.

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(Number of FTEs who perform the process "process accounts payable (AP)" who perform management activities / Number of FTEs who perform the process "process accounts payable (AP)") * 100

Key Terms

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FTE - (full-time equivalent employee)

To calculate the number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process or activity, you must prorate the number of employees and the hours spent performing each process/activity. Assume that a full-time worker represents 40 hours per week. Provide the average number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process. Include full-time employees, part-time employees, and temporary workers hired during peak demand periods. Allocate only the portion of the employee's time that relates to or supports the activities identified for an applicable process. Prorate management and secretarial time by estimating the level of effort in support of each activity, by process.

For example, a part-time secretary in the finance department for XYZ, Inc. charges all of his time to finance department activities. He works 20 hours per week. The secretary splits his time evenly supporting employees working in the general accounting process and the financial reporting process. Thus, his time should be allocated by process. So, if he works throughout the year and supports these two processes, his time would be split evenly as:

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for general accounting = .25FTE for general accounting

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for financial reporting = .25FTE for financial reporting

Supplemental Information

Supplemental information is data that APQC determines is relevant to decision support for a specific process, but does not fit into the other measure categories such as cost effectiveness, cycle time, or staff productivity.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.3.1)

  • 9.6.1.1 - Verify AP pay file with purchase order vendor master file (10869)
  • 9.6.1.2 - Maintain/Manage electronic commerce (10870)
  • 9.6.1.3 - Audit invoices and key data in AP system (10871)
  • 9.6.1.4 - Approve payments (10872)
  • 9.6.1.5 - Process financial accruals and reversals (10873)
  • 9.6.1.6 - Process payables taxes (10874)
  • 9.6.1.7 - Research/Resolve payable exceptions (10875)
  • 9.6.1.8 - Process payments (10876)
  • 9.6.1.9 - Respond to AP inquiries (10877)
  • 9.6.1.10 - Retain records (10878)
  • 9.6.1.11 - Adjust accounting records (10879)