We Improve People's Lives and Their Businesses by bringing them practical tools.  Jim Lindell, President of Thorsten has authored the following:

  • Training Courses for CPAs:
    • Jim Lindell’s Controller/CFO Strategic Outlook 2023

    • Jim Lindell's Data & Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence for Controllers and CFOs

    • Think like a Business Owner

    • Organizational Leadership for Financial Executives

    • Thriving in Recessionary Times

    • Business Longevity

    • Is Your Business Wobbling? Business Entropy and Renewal

    • The Competent Accountant – Mastering the Controller / CFO Role

    • Mergers & Acquisitions: Tricks, Traps and Terrors

    • The Successful Family Business

    • Personal Leadership Skills: Personality, Memory  and NLP

    • Advanced Leadership Skills: Emotional Intelligence, Innovation, Troubled Employees, Team Culture & Project/Change Management

    • Reinventing the Office – Lean Processes

    • Coaching Skills for CPAs, Controllers and Financial Managers

    • Creativity - The Key to Increased Value

    • Ethics - A Line in the Sand for CPAs

    • Successful Presentation Skills for the CPA

    • Successful Time Management - Getting the most out of your day!

    • Business Consulting for CPAs

    • Running a Not for Profit Like a Business

    • Articles by Jim Lindell
  • Courses authored by Jim Lindell no longer offered from contracting organization
    • Controller as Business Manager(rel. Nov. 2014)
    • Analytics and Big Data for Accountants (rel. 2015)
    • 25 Critical Lessons from the Trenches (rel. 2011)
    • Strategic Planning made Simple (rel. 2010)
    • Controller's Annual Update
    • Bottom Line Financial Management
    • Bottom Line Managerial Accounting
    • Survival Kit for the Small Business Executive
    • Fast Close - Reinventing the Close Process (contributing author)
    • Videos:
      • Controller's Annual Update
      • Minimizing the Effects of a Recession
  • Quarterly Continuing Professional Education - no longer in print
    • Electronic Dashboards - Turning Data into Knowledge
    • Increase the Efficiency and Usability of Financial Reports
    • Retaining Top Employees During a Recession

    • Using Social Media to Create Competitive Advantage

    • Hiring in a Post-Recessionary Environment

    • Make your Accounting Department More Efficient

    • Leadership in Business

    • Venture Capital and Growing a Business

    • Planning for Uncertainties in the Operation

    • The CPA and the Future

    • How to Successfully manage the IT function when it reports to the CFO or Controller

    • Cybersecurity

    • How to Make IT Decisions

    • Giving New Meaning to Numbers

    • Board of Directors

    • Understanding Leadership Styles

    • Succession Planning

    • Preventing and Detecting Fraud in the Organization

    • Managing Patents of the Organization

    • Assessing and Managing Organizational Culture

    • Understanding Non-financial Performance Indicators

    • Cost Reduction Strategies in an Organization

    • Transition from Controller to CFO

    • Social Media Marketing

    • Exit Planning

    • Career Development Planning

    • Conflict Management

    • Happiness in Business

    • Data Analytics

    • Softskills and the Accounting Profession

Benefits of working with Thorsten Consulting
  1. Your company makes more money
  2. You make more money
  3. Your people are more productive
  4. You are more productive
  5. Better Leaders! Decisions! Results!


Best Selling Author
Award Winning Speaker

Vistage Chair - Improving the Lives of CEOs

Order Jim's book - "Controller as Business Manager" Published by the AICPA.

Controller as Business Manager - Jim Lindell - Thorsten Consulting Group - AICPA
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Jim is scheduled to speak at events across the entire country.  If you have a need for a humorous business professional, drop Jim a note.  Be sure to see his one sheet and speaking topics in this website.


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