Academic insights for professionals in controlling & finance

Our perspective on controlling and who we are

WHU on Controlling is the communication portal for the practice-related activities of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC). It is aimed at anyone who is interested in conceptual topics of controlling in practice.

The Institute of Management Accounting and Control of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is under the joint directorship of Professor Utz Schäffer and Professor Jürgen Weber. As an academic think tank for the field of controlling in the German-speaking world, the Institute offers an independent and scientifically substantiated view of the current state of controlling and develops perspectives on future trends.

In particular, our role is to accompany the transformation of the financial function and the controlling profession towards an active partnership with management. In our view, controllers’ tasks are not limited to planning and supplying information, but also involve strategy execution and therefore touch on all aspects of management.

The key issues involved in this changing interaction include the role of the controller as business partner, the impact of digitalization on controlling, and behavioral controlling.

Our sources of information

Take a closer look at our rubrik "interactive key figures“ to gain insights into the findings of our WHU Controller Panel studies. Based on data collected during these studies, we have prepared metrics and benchmarks on the following topics:

  • Reporting
  • Planning
  • Investment controlling
  • Controlling practices and tools
  • The controller profession
  • Controlling organisation
  • Controlling & IT
  • Future trends of controlling

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Gain insights into the latest developments and read brief impressions from interviews with leading experts from the field of controlling. Here is a selection of the topics that we looked at in 2016, which go far beyond traditional accounting issues:

  • Controlling & HR
  • Self service
  • Campus planung
  • Decision making

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Gain insights into the latest developments and read brief impressions from interviews with leading experts from the field of controlling. Here is a selection of the topics that we looked at in 2016, which go far beyond traditional accounting issues:

  • Controlling & HR
  • Self service
  • Campus planung
  • Decision making

More

Our short video clips give a clear and concise picture of controlling topics, such as the roles and tasks that controllers have in companies, and how they can successfully work together with management. Take a look!

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If you would like to find out more about controlling, why don't you follow us on LinkedIn and Xing. We will keep you updated on our latest studies, blog articles, interviews, current videos and other items of interest on our website.

Xing  LinkedIn

Of course we have an extensive network among the controlling community. We also publish articles regularly, for instance in our journal the WHU Controlling & Management Review, and organize our own conference for practitioners, the WHU Campus for Controlling. You will find more information on our website.

Network    Publications    Conference

Directors

Professor Dr.

Utz Schäffer

Director

+49-(0)261-6509-700

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c.

Jürgen Weber

Director

+49-(0)261-6509-470