Business Overhead Cost Calculator

This business overhead cost calculation worksheet will help you in calculating the overhead costs of your business for use in the Financial Projections Template.

Business overhead costs are the indirect recurring costs of running a business such as administration, selling, and premises expenses. It is important to note that an alternative name for overhead costs is operating expenses

They are the support costs of a business which are not directly attributable to the goods the business is producing.

A business incurs overhead costs whether it produces and sells goods or services or not. This is in contrast to variable costs which only occur when the business produces and sells goods or services.

business overhead cost calculator

The Excel overhead cost analysis template, available for download below, helps in calculating costs by entering the amount under the relevant category for each of the five years.

It is important to realize that although the calculator lists a number of typical costs, the type of costs are very much dependent on the nature of the business. Consequently it may be necessary to amend the list of overheads shown in the calculator.

Business Overhead Cost Calculator Download

The business overhead calculation spreadsheet is available for download in Excel format by following the link below.

Notes and major health warnings
Users use this overhead cost analysis 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 overhead spreadsheet that you might use. It is purely illustrative. This is not intended to reflect general standards or targets for any particular company or sector. If you do spot a mistake in the overhead calculation worksheet, please let us know and we will try to fix it.
Last modified November 16th, 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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