James T. Lindell, CPA, CGMA, MBA
James (Jim) T. Lindell is the President of Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc. a provider of strategic & 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, nonprofit, distribution and food processing. He has been involved in more than 50 M & A projects.
James Lindell is a Certified Public Accountant with public accounting experience at several local and regional accounting firms. He is a TEC Chairman (The Executive Committee). He is a member and instructor for of the American Institute of CPA's and the Wisconsin Institute of CPA's as well as a member of the National Speakers Association. .
Jim’s new book – “Moving from Controller to Business Partner,” will be published by the AICPA in May of 2014. In addition, he is the author of “AICPA’s Annual Update for Controllers”, “Strategic Planning: A Simplified and Workable Approach for Private Companies” and “AICPA's Controllership: 25 Critical Lessons from the Trenches.” Jim authored and moderated 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 three-time recipient of the AICPA’s Outstanding Discussion Leader Award.
Jim is a member of the folk music group “Deep Pool”, coach of the boys’ high school rugby club and still plays “old boys” rugby.