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Business Turnaround

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

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA
Course Levels:
4 Hours
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Businesses would rather avoid thinking of the possibility of failure. However, any management team that is skilled will know the warning signs of trouble as well as the steps to fix a struggling business. This course will prepare a CFO or Controller to recognize business problems and implement steps to correct the situation. Participants will learn: why businesses fail, tools to predict failure and how to turnaround a company in dire straits.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Learn success rates of businesses
  • Learn why businesses fail
  • Learn tools to monitor the organization in advance to predict financial troubles (including the Altman Z-score and the Almanac of Business and Financial Industrial Ratios)
  • Learn the steps to turnaround a business

Major Subjects
  • Management
  • Business Turnaround

Course Materials


James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA Related seminars and products: 12


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.


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Wed, Nov 03, 2021 - 03:00pm to 06:40pm CDT
Fri, Nov 19, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:40pm CST
Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:40pm CST
Thu, Dec 23, 2021 - 01:00pm to 04:40pm CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Corporate financial managers and anyone who wants to help their company continuously improve
Original Recording Date 02/07/2018
Yellow Book No
Course Developer James T. Lindell
Date Added to Catalog 02/01/2018

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 66


Williams C

"Excellent program. Lindell comes across as very likable as well as knowledgeable."

Dana M

"This was an excellent course. "

Reyes B

"Please have him in future webinars. "

Katherine L

"I appreciated the regular breaks given through the class. This was the most engaging and easy to stay engaged with virtual training I've taken. Subject material was interesting and built my skill set."

Martin T

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Evan G

"Great course! Liked the present day, real-time examples."

Edward C - WESTERN SPRINGS, Illinois

"Really enjoyed the Z Score discussion."

Cynthia L

"Good satisfied"

Paul M - Spokane Valley, Washington

"Jim was very good, I will be taking more of his classes "

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