The CEO has decided to plan for a salary action affecting a number of
individuals in the organization. He has decided to give a $2,000
cost-of-living pay increase to all hourly employees and a $4,000
increase to all software analysts with salaries less than $55,000.
However, he wants to do this in 2 years. He wants you to give him two
options (you do not have to recommend an option).
Option 1: How much would he have to invest today in a
single lump sum at a 6% annual interest rate compounded quarterly to
have sufficient funds to execute his plan?
Option 2: How much would he have to invest in equal
monthly payments at a 3% annual interest rate compounded monthly to have
sufficient funds to execute his plan?
Part 1: Select the following link to download the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for this assignment: Individual Project Data.
Because the CEO wants to increase salaries for all hourly employees
and software analysts, there needs to be a count of the employees in
- Create an additional worksheet named “DB Calculations.”
- Set up a criteria range in the first few rows and columns to
identify all hourly employees. Use this criteria in the Advanced Filter
feature to extract all hourly employees.
- Set up a second criteria range in the columns next to the first
to identify the software analysts with salaries less than $55,000. Use
this criteria in the Advanced Filter feature to extract all hourly
- In any cell beneath each criteria range, use the DCOUNT
function to calculate the number of hourly employees using the first
criteria range, and then again to calculate the number of software
analysts with salaries less than $55,000.
- Multiply the count of hourly employees by 2,000, and the count
of software analysts with salaries less than $55,000 by 4,000. The sum
of these two numbers will be the total funding needed to execute the
Part 2: Use the funding you calculated in Part 1 and
the appropriate compound interest formulas you learned in business
algebra to calculate the investment amounts for options 1 and 2. Show
your calculations in any empty area on the worksheet created in Part 1.
PV – Returns the present value of a future amount
PMT – Calculates the payment necessary to accumulate a future amount
Compound Interest Formulas:
A = P(1 + i)n
|FV = PMT ×
||(1 + i)n – 1|