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Managing the Accounting Department

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Business Management & Organization - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA
Course Levels:
4 Hours
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Welcome to a management course that helps CFOs and Controllers lead the Accounting Department. It is essential that the Accounting Department have a Vision which is aligned with the Business goals. Controllers must also be comfortable with wearing multiple 'hats' in the business. The head of the Accounting Department must be skilled in a variety of leadership skills, technical skills, managerial skills and current management techniquest.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand and describe their Vision for the Accounting Department 
  • Understand the tradeoff of wearing Multiple Hats
  • Learn Servant Leadership concepts as well as Leadership characteristics
  • Learn the importance of implementing Lean Office techniques within the Accounting Department
  • Understand their role in managing Employees  
  • Recruit Retain Develop and Correct Mistakes

Major Subjects
  • Accounting
  • Leadership
  • Management

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.


Tue, Jul 12, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CDT
Sat, Jul 16, 2022 - 08:45am to 12:27pm CDT
Mon, Jul 18, 2022 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CDT
Fri, Jul 29, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Tue, Aug 09, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CDT
Fri, Aug 26, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CDT
Sat, Sep 17, 2022 - 08:45am to 12:27pm CDT
Mon, Sep 19, 2022 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CDT
Fri, Sep 30, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Tue, Oct 11, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CDT
Fri, Oct 28, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Tue, Nov 08, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CST
Sat, Nov 19, 2022 - 08:45am to 12:27pm CST
Mon, Nov 21, 2022 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CST
Thu, Dec 08, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CST
Tue, Dec 13, 2022 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CST
Fri, Dec 30, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Certified Public Accountants and professionals in Industry
Original Recording Date 02/18/2022
Yellow Book No
Course Developer James T. Lindell
Date Added to Catalog 02/22/2022

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      8

Total Reviews: 8


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