Percentage of total finance function FTEs allocated to the process group "manage taxes"

This measure calculates the percentage of total finance function full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) allocated to estimating the organization's periodic tax liabilities and ensuring that appropriate taxing authorities receive tax return filings/payments when due. It is a Supplemental Information measure that helps companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "manage taxes" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure Id:
Total Sample Size:
2,989 All Companies
Key Performance

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Units for this measure are percent.

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(Number of FTEs who perform the process group "manage taxes" / 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 (7.3.0)

  • 9.9.1 - Develop tax strategy and plan (10765)
    • - Develop foreign, national, state, and local tax strategy (10927)
    • - Consolidate and optimize total tax plan (10928)
    • - Maintain tax master data (10929)
  • 9.9.2 - Process taxes (10766)
    • - Perform tax planning/strategy (10930)
    • - Prepare tax returns (10931)
    • - Prepare foreign taxes (10932)
    • - Calculate deferred taxes (10933)
    • - Account for taxes (10934)
    • - Monitor tax compliance (10935)
    • - Address tax inquiries (10936)