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Biography - Jim Lindell

James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc. - Dousman, Wisconsin



James (Jim) T. Lindell is the President of a Wisconsin based 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, not for profit, 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) of the American Institute of CPA's and the Wisconsin Institute of CPA's and a member of the National Speakers Association.


Jim is the author of “Controller as Business Manager”, “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 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 6-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.