James T. Lindell, CPA, M.B.A., is president of Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc., a Wisconsin-based provider of strategic and financial consulting, professional speaking, training and executive coaching. He has an extensive background in senior management, including positions as CFO and corporate assistant controller. Lindell has worked with a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, nonprofit, distribution and food processing. A chair for The Executive Committee (TEC), he is an American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) member and instructor, Wisconsin Institute of CPAs (WICPA) member and Financial Executives Institute (FEI) member. Author of the AICPA course "AICPA's Annual Update for Controllers" and a contributing author of the AICPA course "Fast Close, Soft Close, Virtual Close -- Now Days, Not Weeks," Lindell is a faculty member of the American Management Association and the Center for Professional Education.