Not Found
Live Webcast Replay

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Total Credits: 4 including 1 Business Management & Organization - Non-technical, 1.5 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical, 1.5 Information Technology - Technical

Average Rating:
Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA
Course Levels:
4 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



The Accountant role is morphing from data aggregation to knowledge extraction.  It is essential that accountants understand this change, learn the tools and integrate BI and DA in their organization and daily practices.  This course will focus on raising the accountant's awareness of BI and DA practices and how it can benefit their organization.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand AI, BI and DA will impact the Accounting function and positions
  • What is the business purpose for adopting these technologies
  • Identify Resources in the AI BI DA journey
  • Recognize current trends in the technology

Major Subjects
  • DA and BI relationship to accountant value
  • Current trends in BI and DA
  • The changing accountant roles: data analyst, data scientist and data storyteller
  • Obtaining datasets to compare and contrast with their organization's data
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • BI tools

Course Materials


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

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


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.


Thu, Aug 05, 2021 - 08:00am to 11:50am PDT
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:50pm PDT
Wed, Sep 01, 2021 - 08:00am to 11:50am PDT
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:50pm PDT
Fri, Oct 01, 2021 - 08:00am to 11:50am PDT
Fri, Oct 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:50pm PDT
Mon, Nov 01, 2021 - 08:00am to 11:50am PDT
Mon, Nov 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:50pm PST
Wed, Dec 01, 2021 - 08:00am to 11:50am PST
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:50pm PST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Accounting Managers, Controllers, CFOs

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer

James T. Lindell

Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

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

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN 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. 



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 3

Please wait ...

Back to Top