Business Operating Expenses Template

This business operating expenses template or OPEX template will help you in listing and calculating the operating expenses of your business for use in the Financial Projections Template.

Operating expenses are the indirect recurring costs of running a business such as general and administrative, selling and marketing, research and development expenses. They are all the support costs of a business which are not directly attributable to the goods or services that the business is producing. Additionally we often refer to operating expenses as OPEX or overheads.

This business operating expenses template particularly suits an internet business model as the list of operating expenses splits into the following categories.

  • Research and Development
  • Systems Development and Support
  • Customer Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • General and Administrative

Each of the business expense categories further splits into staff and other costs.

Business Operating Expenses Template

Business Operating Expenses Template Download

The business OPEX template is available for download in Excel format by following the link below.

Specific Operating Expenses Calculators

Additionally we have produced a number of calculators to help your business work out specific operating expenses. In order to download these calculators follow the links below.

Notes and major health warnings
Users use this business expenses template at their own risk. We make no warranty or representation as to its accuracy. We are covered by the terms of our legal disclaimer, which you are deemed to have read. This is an example of an accounting format that you might use to list operational expenses. It is purely illustrative. Furthermore this is not intended to reflect general standards or targets for any particular company or sector. If you do spot a mistake in the operating expenses calculator, please let us know and we will try to fix it.
Last modified November 28th, 2022 by Michael Brown

About the Author

Chartered accountant Michael Brown is the founder and CEO of Plan Projections. He has worked as an accountant and consultant for more than 25 years and has built financial models for all types of industries. He has been the CFO or controller of both small and medium sized companies and has run small businesses of his own. He has been a manager and an auditor with Deloitte, a big 4 accountancy firm, and holds a degree from Loughborough University.

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