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Managing the Accounting Department
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Managing the Accounting Department

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

Average Rating:
  4.5   (7 comments)
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Faculty :
James T. Lindell
Course Levels:
4 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.


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

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Course Materials


James T. Lindell Related seminars and products: 10

CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA, President

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.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Certified Public Accountants and professionals in Industry
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Course Developer James T. Lindell

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Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:     4.5

Total Reviews: 117


Erin K - ,

"One of the best CPE courses I've taken so far. As someone who is just starting to be a manager, this course gave me a lot to think about."

Jill D - ,

"great course, thank you!"

Candice S - ,

"I like the format where I can see the speaker and the slide at the same time. I find this preferable to the disembodied voice I've experienced at other venues."

Bonnie H - Dallas, Texas


Nancy M - ,

"Great course - subject matter that all accountants should review."

Hannah B - ,

"Wow, a great presentation! I liked the conversational manner between two individuals rather than just speaking to the camera. And the content was very relevant to my everyday experiences at my job. I came away with a ton of helpful things to think about. Thanks, I hope to find more seminars by M"

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