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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 a Wisconsin-based provider of strategic and financial consulting, professional speaking, training, and executive coaching. Jim has an extensive background in senior management including positions as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller and Corporate Assistant Controller. Jim has worked with a variety of industries including: manufacturing, health care, 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. He is a recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional designation, the highest designation that can be earned by a member of the National Speakers Association. He is a TEC/Vistage Chairman (The Executive Committee).  He is a member (and instructor) of the American Institute of CPAs and the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and a member of the National Speakers Association.

Jim is the author of the AICPA book Controller as Business Manager, and author of the AICPA courses: AICPA’s Annual Update for Controllers, Analytics and Big Data for Accountants, Strategic Planning: A Simplified and Workable Approach for Private Companies, and AICPA's Controllership: 25 Critical Lessons from the Trenches. Jim also authored and was part of the AICPA video and course, Minimizing the Effects of a Recession on Your Business. He is a contributing author of the AICPA course The Fast Close, Soft Close, Virtual Close? Now Days, Not Weeks.

Jim is a seven-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 still plays “old boys” rugby.


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Thu, Oct 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 03:41pm MDT
Thu, Nov 04, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:41pm MDT
Tue, Nov 23, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm MST
Tue, Dec 07, 2021 - 08:00am to 11:41am MST
Wed, Dec 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm MST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Certified Public Accountants and professionals in Industry
Original Recording Date 02/08/2018
Yellow Book No
Course Developer James T. Lindell
Date Added to Catalog 02/03/2018

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 161


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"That is a really useful class - I would like more from this speaker on the related subject of managing accounting "

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"Dynamic speaker and interesting topics"

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