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Ethics – A Line in the Sand. Implications for Daily Business

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics |  Industry |  Partner Produced |  Professional Development
James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA
Course Levels:
4 Hours
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Ethical behavior continues to be a problem in society and even in the CPA ranks. "Ethics - A Line in the Sand" looks at the behavioral issues that influence how CPA's act. The course will address why individuals make ethical blunders, the state of ethical conduct in business organizations, the relationship between strong cultures, policy and procedures and successful ethical work environments. In addition, the course will highlight the one behavior to watch for as an indicator of potential ethical violations.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize that we must increase our understanding of one another, and how daily actions can support or detract from ethical business cultures
  • Learn the main driver of unethical behavior
  • Understand how to increase ethical behavior in organizations
  • Implications for young employees entering the workforce

Major Subjects
  • Recognize the underlying drivers of individual ethical behavior
  • Identify the relationship between ethics and integrity
  • Highlight ethical trends in businesses throughout the world
  • Review high profile ethics lapses in recent years

Course Materials


James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA's Profile

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Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc.

James (Jimmy) T. Lindell is President of Thorsten Consulting Group, which provides strategic and financial consulting, professional speaking, training, and executive coaching. Jim has extensive senior management experience, including positions as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, and Corporate Assistant Controller. Jim has worked with various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, not-for-profit, distribution, and food processing. He has participated in more than 50 M&A projects.

Jim is a CPA with public accounting experience at several local and regional accounting firms and received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. He is a Vistage Chairman and responsible for two CEO groups in the Milwaukee area.  He is a member (and instructor) of the American Institute of CPAs and the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and a National Speakers Association member.

Jim is the author of Controller as Business Manager (Published by the AICPA and Wiley) and author of the AICPA courses: Annual Update for Controllers (Best Seller), Analytics and Big Data for Accountants, and many other courses on financial leadership.

Jim is a ten-time recipient of the AICPA’s Outstanding Discussion Leader Award.

Jim is a member of the folk music group Deep Pool, retired coach of a boys’ high school rugby club, and is contemplating if he should foolishly play another “old boys” rugby game.


Fri, Aug 26, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CDT
Fri, Sep 09, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Tue, Sep 27, 2022 - 06:00pm to 09:42pm CDT
Tue, Oct 18, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Fri, Oct 28, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CDT
Wed, Nov 02, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Sat, Nov 19, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CST
Wed, Dec 07, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CST
Tue, Dec 20, 2022 - 05:00pm to 08:42pm CST
Sat, Dec 24, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CST
Tue, Dec 27, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CST
Thu, Dec 29, 2022 - 06:00pm to 09:42pm CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information


An open mind

Advanced Preparation


Designed For

All individuals that need ethics for continuing education

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer

James Lindell

Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199). 

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer. 



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 83


Abigail G

"Nice length, speaker kept attention for 4 hours. Great mix of ethical examples."

Amanda C

"I really enjoyed this speaker. To be honest, that is a rare compliment for CPE's."

Jill F

"Excellent webinar."

Christine W

"Great material, great presentation!"

Suzanne T - Sarasota, Florida

"Great presenter. He used many good examples which showed how prevalent the situations come up where one should always shot for high ethics."

Deborah G

"Very interesting content.....I enjoyed his discussion."

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