Percentage of total finance function FTEs allocated to the process "evaluate and manage financial performance"

This measure calculates the percentage of total finance function full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) allocated to developing and evaluating a framework for the internal and external business environment by qualifying the resources and investment costs in relation to profitability expectations for the current and anticipated market, customers, and product portfolios. It is part of a set of Supplemental Information measures that help companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "evaluate and manage financial performance" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure Id:
102009
Total Sample Size:
1,452 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th

Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are percent.

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(Number of FTEs who perform the process "evaluate and manage financial performance" / Number of FTEs who perform the function "manage financial resources") * 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 (7.2.1)

  • 9.1.4.1 - Assess customer and product profitability (10782) - Studying product demand and targeted customer preferences. Study customers' demands or preferences after deducting the cost of delivering the final product.
  • 9.1.4.2 - Evaluate new products (10783) - Checking demand about a specific product by a customer segment. Conduct a detailed study--or research a customer behavior or preference for a product--in order to determine its production and profitability in a specific market.
  • 9.1.4.3 - Perform life cycle costing (10784) - Determining the cost of delivering an end product at different stages of production. Study the total life cycle of a product/process to determine how much revenue and production cost will be incurred at every stage in order to make strategic decisions.
  • 9.1.4.4 - Optimize customer and product mix (10785) - Creating the best fit between a product and the end user. Maximize the customer base by providing different products in the market.
  • 9.1.4.5 - Track performance of new-customer and product strategies (10786) - Observing the behavior of a new set of customers for different products. Prepare strategies to improve sales and profits.
  • 9.1.4.6 - Prepare activity-based performance measures (10787) - Evaluating performance based on different sets of activities created by management to measure performance.
  • 9.1.4.7 - Manage continuous cost improvement (10788) - Conducting activities to improve cost distribution regularly. Follow or adopt different ways of reducing costs.