Percentage of total finance function FTEs allocated to the process "perform capital project accounting"

This measure calculates the percentage of total finance function full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) allocated to the the process "perform capital project accounting," which consists of managing and accounting for the ongoing activities related to capital projects, including setting up new projects; recording project transactions; monitoring and tracking spending; closing and capitalizing projects; and measuring financial returns on completed projects. The finance function refers to financial strategy and planning, investment management, profitability and cost management, revenue cycle, accounts payable and expense reimbursement, payroll, general accounting and reporting, fixed asset management, and internal audit. This measure is a Supplemental Information measure that helps companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "perform capital project accounting" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure ID:
102020
Total Sample Size:
1,103 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 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 "perform capital project accounting" / Number of FTEs who perform the function "manage financial resources") * 100.0

Key Terms

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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 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)

  • 9.4.2.1 - Create project account codes (10848)
  • 9.4.2.2 - Record project-related transactions (10849)
  • 9.4.2.3 - Monitor and track capital projects and budget spending (10850)
  • 9.4.2.4 - Close/capitalize projects (10851)
  • 9.4.2.5 - Measure financial returns on completed capital projects (10852)