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Financial Acumen for the HR Professional

Total Credits: 1.2 including 1.2 Business Management & Organization - Non-technical

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James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA
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1.2 Hours
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Financial Acumen for the HR Professional is Part 2 of a 4 part series "The HR Professional's Guide to Evolving Business Strategy, Finance and Development." This course identifies how HR Professionals can increase their financial understanding to participate more effectively with management as well as understand the financial results and implications for the business.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how to improve financial statement information
  • Understand how trends and ratios provide better long term insights into the   future of the business.
  • Learn where to obtain benchmark information that provide unique insights into your organization.

Major Subjects
  • Financial Statement Insight
  • Trend Analysis
  • Financial Benchmarks




James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA's Profile

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Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc.

James (Jimmy) T. Lindell is President of Thorsten Consulting Group, which provides strategic and financial consulting, professional speaking, training, and executive coaching. Jim has extensive senior management experience, including positions as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, and Corporate Assistant Controller. Jim has worked with various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, 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 and received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. He is a Vistage Chairman and responsible for two CEO groups in the Milwaukee area.  He is a member (and instructor) of the American Institute of CPAs and the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and a National Speakers Association member.

Jim is the author of Controller as Business Manager (Published by the AICPA and Wiley) and author of the AICPA courses: Annual Update for Controllers (Best Seller), Analytics and Big Data for Accountants, and many other courses on financial leadership.

Jim is a ten-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 is contemplating if he should foolishly play another “old boys” rugby game.


Fri, Oct 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:11am EDT
Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:11am EDT
Sat, Nov 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:11am EST
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:11am EST
Tue, Dec 07, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:11am EST
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:11am EST

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Basic Course Information




Advanced Preparation



Course Developer

James T. Lindell

Designed For

All business professionals

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199). 

Official Registry Statement

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Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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