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

This measure calculates the percentage of total finance function full-time equivalent employees who develop and deliver customer invoices. 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 "invoice customer" process, which involves preparing detailed reports of customer purchases and commercial documents between sellers and customers that detail their transactions.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure Id:
102010
Total Sample Size:
1,020 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 "invoice customer" / 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)

  • 9.2.2.1 - Maintain customer/product master files (10794) - Creating and updating a record of customers and the products being purchased by them in a database. This process element requires the organization to maintain a database of customers and their purchases. Such a master-file can be used to ensure customer touch point, enhance customer satisfaction, explore cross selling opportunities, and identify future trends. This database will include several particulars about the personal details of the organization's customers and a tracking of the products being sold.
  • 9.2.2.2 - Generate customer billing data (10795) - Preparing detailed reports about products purchased by customers. Record and generate a detail account of transactions made by customers fat a particular time and location. Include all details about products such as price, quantity, and name.
  • 9.2.2.3 - Transmit billing data to customers (10796) - Providing information to customers about purchases made by them. Communicate the details of purchases. Provide customers with a copy of details for their reference.
  • 9.2.2.4 - Post receivable entries (10797) - Registering transactions and their scheduled payments.
  • 9.2.2.5 - Resolve customer billing inquiries (10798) - Checking and solving billing queries raised by customers.