Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer | Director of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC) at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of International Association of Controllers (ICV)
Utz Schäffer is a full professor of Management Accounting and Control at
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, and
Director of the Institute of Management Ac- counting and Control (IMC).
He is the author of numerous contributions in leading scholarly journals such as Accounting, Or- ganizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Man- agement Accounting Research, Journal of Management and Governance and Strategic Manage- ment Journal. At the same time, Utz Schäffer has written many practice-oriented publications and is co-author of the leading German-language textbook “Einführung in das Controlling” (16th edition), which has also been translated into Polish, Russian, Chinese, and English. In addition, he is co- editor of the Journal of Management Control as well as Controlling & Management Review, a major German-language practitioner journal on Controlling. His research focus lies on Controlling and Strategy Execution, in particular the role of controllers and the digital transformation of Controlling.
In addition to his academic career, Utz Schäffer has gained practical experience as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Munich, and CTcon GmbH, Vallendar and Düsseldorf. He continues to maintain close ties to controlling practice and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Interna- tional Controller Association (ICV).