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  • Jim Cline
    Jim Cline


Mr. Cline graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Houston in 1989.  His first job was at Arthur Andersen where he worked in the Tax and Real Estate Appraisal departments.  After seven years with Arthur Andersen, Mr. Cline became the Manager of Revenue Services at Service Corporation International (SCI), the largest funeral home and cemetery consolidator in North America.  Currently, he is the Director of Ad Hoc Reporting and Information Support at SCI.

In 2005, Mr. Cline started developing a course that would train accountants in his group in Microsoft Excel.  He realized that even recent college graduates didn’t possess the Excel skills needed to work in his group.  His first book (Excel 2003) took three-and-a-half years to complete.  After immense success with the first book, he decided to expand his curriculum to include Microsoft Access, which took an additional two years to complete.  In 2007, he started selling his courses online under the name of ClineSys, and in 2011 he changed the name of his courses to be ExcelCEO (which stands for Chief Excel Officer).  ClineSys and ExcelCEO are 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.  In September 2014, his courses were approved under NASBA’s QAS Sponsor program.

Since the inception, Mr. Cline and his ExcelCEO courses have trained thousands of accountants, financiers, and business professionals in how to work with Excel and Access in a business environment with amazing results.  Hundreds of people have offered glowing testimonials of how much they’ve learned and the skills that they’ve gained that they can apply directly to their day-to-day work.  Each course qualifies for 40 hours of CPE credit.  After completing each Excel or Access course, the participant is awarded a certificate as an Excel or Access Master and their name is registered on the home page of ExcelCEO website under Graduate Verification.  The company’s website is

Mr. Cline is married with five children and three grandchildren.  He is a Boy Scout leader, treasurer of his sons’ high school band booster club, owns a small cattle ranch outside of Houston, and speaks three languages (four if you count Texan).

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