KPI Benchmarks : Budget Production Cycle Time (Annual)
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Budget Production Cycle Time (Annual)
Budget Production Cycle Time measures the overall efficiency of a company’s budget production processes. A higher than average value for this metric may be attributed to several factors: highly manual generation of necessary information (e.g., manual compiling of historical company performance data, manual account reconciliation report generation, etc.), inefficient documentation practices (e.g., poor document version control, nonstandardized filing systems, etc.), sub-par budgeting staff member training and performance, and poor budgetary line item approval policies. High budget production cycle times may, furthermore, reduce the company’s ability to keep track of (e.g., assets currently held by the company, money coming into the company, money going out of the company, etc.) and allocate their assets in such a manner as to ensure future growth. As such, this not only reduces the company’s ability to develop new products/services and determine how many employees they should have, but it also reduces the company’s ability to accurately measure how much they should or should not spend.
The number of months required to produce a budget, from the time when budget data collection gathering (i.e., historical company performance data, project proposals, account reconciliations, asset determinations, etc.) is initialized until when the budget is approved (typically by C-Suite executives).
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Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting
This workflow template illustrates the creation and administration of budgets across lines of business and functional units as well as the forecasting of future income and expenditures. Purc...
Type : Workflow Template
Process Participants : Senior Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Units (I.e., individual lines of business)
Financial Close & Reporting (Monthly)
This workflow template illustrates the data collection, reconciliation and report generation related to the monthly Financial Close process. Purchase and download this template in PDF, Visio...
Type : Workflow Template
Process Participants : Business Units (i.e., individual lines of business), Staff Accountants, Financial Analysts, Financial Reporting Team Members