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Financial Acumen for the HR Professional

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Business

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Business Acumen |  Business Management & Strategy
James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA
Course Level:
Mid-Level/Senior Level
1 Hour
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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, read and interpret financial information, and be able to participate more effectively with management. This course will help HR Professionals 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

Course Materials


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

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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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Tue, Oct 26, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:08am CDT
Sat, Nov 13, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:08am CST
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:08am CST
Tue, Dec 07, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:08am CST
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:08am CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer James T. Lindell
Designed For HR Professionals
Prerequisites None

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Jessica Vieira with any complaints at, (617-519-6790).
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the HREN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.
HRCI Accreditation Information HR Education Network is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 1 HR (Business) credit towards aPHRTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification.
SHRM Accreditation Information HR Education Network is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1 PDC. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



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