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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.

Jim Lindell is President of Thorsten Consulting, a strategic and financial consulting firm that offers professional speaking, training, and executive coaching. Over the past two decades, Jim has delivered over 5,000 hours of C-suite executive coaching. His professional experience includes Chief Financial Officer, VP-Finance, Corporate Controller, and Corporate Assistant Controller. Industries include manufacturing, healthcare, not-for-profit, distribution, and food processing.

Jim is a CPA and has received the Certified Speaking Professional designation, the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association. Jim is a Vistage Chairman (Executive Coach and Facilitator) and responsible for two groups in the Milwaukee area.

Jim has authored Controller as Business Manager, Controllers Annual Update (Best Seller,) Analytics and Big Data for Accountants, and many other courses on strategic and financial leadership. Jim has been published by the AICPA and Wiley.

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


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Thu, Sep 26, 2024 - 05:00pm to 08:42pm CDT
Thu, Oct 10, 2024 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CDT
Sat, Oct 19, 2024 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CDT
Mon, Oct 21, 2024 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CDT
Thu, Nov 14, 2024 - 05:00pm to 08:42pm CST
Wed, Nov 27, 2024 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CST
Mon, Dec 02, 2024 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CST
Thu, Dec 12, 2024 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CST
Fri, Dec 27, 2024 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CST
Fri, Jan 03, 2025 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CST
Wed, Jan 22, 2025 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CST
Tue, Feb 11, 2025 - 05:00pm to 08:42pm CST
Wed, Feb 26, 2025 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CST
Thu, Mar 06, 2025 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CST
Mon, Mar 24, 2025 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CDT
Tue, Apr 01, 2025 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CDT
Sat, Apr 12, 2025 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Wed, Apr 23, 2025 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CDT
Thu, May 01, 2025 - 05:00pm to 08:42pm CDT
Tue, May 20, 2025 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm CDT
Tue, Jun 03, 2025 - 09:00am to 12:42pm CDT
Mon, Jun 16, 2025 - 11:00am to 02:42pm CDT
Sat, Jun 28, 2025 - 01:00pm to 04:42pm CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Original Recording Date 02/18/2022
Yellow Book No
Course Developer James T. Lindell
Date Added to Catalog 02/22/2022

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
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 121


Jeffrey V

"Great presentation"

Kathrina W

"Vey satisfying and on point. Thank You."

Stephen G

"Good job!"

Angela B - Fort Worth, Texas

"I really like Jim Lindell. I have taken a few other courses from him and he is excellent. He has such command of the subject matter. He is an amazing presenter."

Susan M

"Useful & helpful."

Ethan D

"I appreciate the management style presented in the material. I think as the workforce changes, this style is more effective and necessary. Would definitely recommend this course to newer managers but also is useful to some who might be in that more old school management style that need a fresh look at things. "

Ryan M

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William B

"Excellent presentation! Very relevant."

John S

"I really appreciate Jim's thoughtful and knowledge-based approach to a variety of topics"

Angela C

"i always enjoy him as a speaker, very good!"