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Cost Modeling & Analysis Using Excel (4173031B)

Date:Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time:11:30AM - 7:00 PM
(Registration at 11:00AM)
Facility:Webcast or Webinar, Online
CPE Credit:8.0 Accounting and Auditing
Instructor: Dennis Geyer
Vendor:California CPA Education Foundation
Course Level:Intermediate
Early Bird Price:$245.00 FICPA Members, $365.00 Non-Members


Excel is one of the most popular tools in business, yet many CPAs have never explored more than its most rudimentary features. This hands-on course goes beyond the basics and explores various Excel features that will allow you to confidently and effectively build cost models. Combine the latest trends in cost analysis with Excel model-building techniques through the use of clear and concise examples that will enable participants to practice what they learn.

  • Identify the basics of cost modeling with Excel using step-by-step examples.
  • Recognize ways to boost your analytical potential with clear and well-designed Excel models.
  • Outline the wide array of formatting capabilities available with Excel.
  • Determine the uses Excel’s built-in functions, wizards and tools as they relate to cost modeling.
  • Identify how to use Excel for trend analysis, cost-decomposition analysis, multidriver cost analysis and capital budgeting.
  • Identify hidden profits and make business decisions more confidently.

Major Topics:
  • Forecast costs using Excel's linear and exponential Trendline feature.
  • Analyze costs using Chart Tools and advanced tools such as Regression.
  • Read Regression outputs for single and multi-driver models.
  • What-if tools such as Goal Seek, Scenario Manager and Data Tables.
  • Read Solver outputs and use the integer and binary constraint features.

Who Should Attend:

CPAs, CFOs, controllers and finance professionals, as well as department heads, auditors, project managers and those responsible for ensuring the effective use of business resources.

Basic knowledge of Excel.

Advanced Preparation:
Bring laptops loaded with Excel 2010 or a later version, though most older versions will work fine. A copy of all the Excel files and cases used in this course will be provided. Make sure add-ins, Data Analysis and Solver, are installed. Note: Some Apple versions of Excel often do not include these add-ins.


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