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A financial statement analysis mini-dashboard for a quick data analytics exercise

Looking for a quick data analytics exercise for financial statement analysis in an introductory accounting class? You can give your students the link for this financial statement analysis dashboard and then ask a series of questions. There is no software for students to install; the dashboard is hosted on Tableau Public and can be accessed […]

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A job cost mini-dashboard for a quick data analytics exercise

Looking for a quick data analytics exercise for introductory managerial accounting? You can give your students the link for this job cost analysis dashboard and then ask a series of questions. There is no software for students to install; the dashboard is hosted on Tableau Public and can be accessed by anyone with the link […]

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What impact does the rising cost of avocados have on Wholly Guacamole’s variances?

The cost of avocados is rising. For example, the price of a 20-pound box of avocados from the state of Avocado prices from Michoacán state in Mexico has jumped to $38 from $21, which is an 81% increase. The current price of avocados is the highest price on record in data that goes back to […]

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New! Beginning Data Cleaning (ETL) & Analytics Project for Excel: KAT Concession Supply

Just posted this project on the other blog I co-author, Accounting Is Analytics. I am really excited about this project – it introduces accounting students to basic data cleaning and analytics concepts using Excel. Read on for how to request this first beginning level project that uses Excel for data cleaning and analytics. A key […]

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What costs are relevant when determining how many pizzas a month Stellar Pizza must sell to break even?

Stellar Pizza has a pizza-making robotic machine that was built by three former SpaceX engineers. More than 23 former SpaceX employees work at Stellar Pizza. The pizza-making robot can produce a pizza every 45 seconds. A pizza can be customized, baked, and topped in less than five minutes by the robotic machine. Stellar Pizza will […]

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How would a nail-painting robot impact a hotel spa’s cost behavior and operating leverage?

Clockwork, a startup in San Francisco, has built a robot that paints nails in under ten minutes. This video shows the nail painting robot in action. The robot has a 3D camera with which it takes pictures of each nail to build a 3D map of the nail. Then the robot’s artificial intelligence system uses […]

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New! Constructing an Interactive Excel Dashboard project for introductory managerial accounting available

Note from Wendy: This case is the fourth of the four interactive Excel dashboard cases I created around the Jubilee Superstores data set – so if you have been following this blog, you have already seen the prebuilt dashboard in financial accounting project, the constructing a dashboard project for financial accounting, and the prebuilt dashboard […]

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New! Prebuilt Interactive Excel Dashboard project for introductory managerial accounting available

This new case has students use a prebuilt interactive Excel dashboard to analyze a company’s product contribution margins and segment margins. This dashboard is ready for students to use; students will view a tutorial video about the case, read the instructions, and use the Excel dashboard to answer the case questions. The case will take, […]

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What are the relevant costs for AMC’s decision to offer to rent its theatres for $99?

The pandemic has greatly impacted movie theater operations. Some theater locations have been forced to close. Major film releases have been delayed or moved to a streaming platform. Moviegoers have been reluctant to share indoor space with strangers. All those factors have contributed to a challenging year for movie theaters. In response to the pandemic, […]

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How will the change in Chipotle’s sales mix due to the pandemic impact Chipotle’s profits?

Digital sales for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) grew 216.3% in the second quarter of 2020, accounting for 60.7% of sales for the quarter, as the effect of the pandemic for the entire quarter sent customers to online options rather than dining in. Many digital customers opted for delivery, viewing it as a safer […]

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