Percentage of total finance function FTEs allocated to the process "process customer credit"

This measure calculates the percentage of total finance function full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) allocated to evaluating customers' credit-worthiness. The finance function refers to the process areas of 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 part of a set of Supplemental Information measures that help companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "process customer credit" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure Id:
102034
Total Sample Size:
1,388 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 "process customer credit" / 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)

  • 9.2.1.1 - Establish credit policies (10789) - Creating guidelines for providing advances. Set up credit standards, credit terms, and collection policies.
  • 9.2.1.2 - Analyze/Approve new account applications (10790) - Checking and accepting new requests based on eligibility criteria. Analyze the status of applicants and requirements to be met for a new account.
  • 9.2.1.3 - Analyze credit scoring history (14187) - Reviewing past credit scores to determine the if a line of credit will be extended to potential customers. This could also include extending additional credit to existing accounts.
  • 9.2.1.4 - Forecast credit scoring requirement (14188) - Planning credit score requirements based on established credit policies.
  • 9.2.1.5 - Review existing accounts (10791) - Evaluating existing account holders and their past performance. Regularly review existing accounts to get the required information about the status at present.
  • 9.2.1.6 - Produce credit/collection reports (10792) - Preparing account payable reports about payments to be made according to accounting rules and principles, and providing the reports to management.
  • 9.2.1.7 - Reinstate or suspend accounts based on credit policies (10793) - Closing or restarting accounts according to changes made in credit policies.