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Business Longevity

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

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Practice Management
James T. Lindell
Course Levels:
4 Hours
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Almost 50% of businesses that started five years ago are no longer in operation today. Controllers and CFOs can and must influence the longevity of their organization to improve their success rate.  Jim will help you be aware and understand the answers to these issues:

Can you describe the financial health of your company?

Can you also explain what the financial health of your industry is?

Do you know your Business Cycle compared to the industry business cycle?

Do you have an executable plan?

Do you know what the competitive, legal and technological landscape is currently, and for the future?

Is your organization aligned and incentivized to be successful?

Jim has developed his groundbreaking Business Longevity concept as a keynote and a workshop, and would be happy to speak to your organization on this topic. This session will focus on assessment (financial health, competitive environment), determination (effective business planning, including the future landscape), and execution (gettin’ it done!)

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Critically assess where your company is right now in terms of strategic, financial operation success
  • Determine the strategic plan for the company to achieve its goals
  • Successfully implement and monitor the path to get there

Major Subjects
  • Business Management 
  • Organization

Course Materials


James T. Lindell Related seminars and products: 11

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.


Fri, Apr 17, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CDT
Mon, Apr 27, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CDT
Fri, May 22, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CDT
Wed, May 27, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CDT
Wed, Jun 17, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CDT
Sat, Jun 27, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CDT
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CDT
Mon, Jul 27, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CDT
Mon, Aug 17, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CDT
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CDT
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CDT
Sat, Sep 26, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CDT
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CDT
Tue, Oct 27, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CDT
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CST
Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CST
Thu, Dec 17, 2020 - 11:00a to 03:00p CST
Mon, Dec 28, 2020 - 07:00a to 11:00a CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All CPAs
Original Recording Date 03/26/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc.
Date Added to Catalog 03/25/2019

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