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Is Activity-Based Costing the Right Tool for Your Organization?

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Accounting - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing
Chris Harper
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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This session provides a refresher regarding the fundamentals of activity-based costing (ABC). We will examine theoretical concepts before exploring practical possibilities for implementing ABC. A major focus of the course will be factors to consider when determining whether this managerial accounting tool is an appropriate resource for an organization.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Revisit the fundamental underpinnings of ABC
  • Understand what types of business entities may benefit from ABC
  • Appreciate potential benefits of ABC; Recognize limitations of ABC.

Major Subjects
  • ABC versus traditional costing
  • First-stage allocation
  • Determining predetermined overhead rates
  • Second-stage allocation
  • Activity-based reporting
  • Activity-based management.

Course Materials


Chris Harper's Profile

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Chris has been serving the tax and accounting needs of individuals and closely-held businesses since 1998. As a frequent speaker, he has taught a variety of continuing education courses for several state CPA societies. Chris is frequently interviewed by media outlets on a variety of financial, tax, and accounting topics.


Tue, Feb 27, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm MST
Thu, Mar 07, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:48am MST
Sat, Mar 16, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:48am MDT
Thu, Mar 28, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:48pm MDT
Mon, Apr 01, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm MDT
Thu, Apr 11, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:48am MDT
Sat, Apr 20, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:48am MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For

Accountants who have not recently considered ABC but want to revisit the cost-benefit prospects of ABC for potential utilization for their clients or their employing organization

Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 05/01/2023

Basic working knowledge of financial statements and business processes

Date Added to Catalog 02/08/2023

Additional Information

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 9


Mark C

"Harper is Great - very knowledgeable and very thorough"