Vlerick Business School Executive Education
Associate Professor Management Accounting

Kristof knows “how to be in control” by showing when and how strategic management accounting systems may assist suppliers in improving their performance. Kristof Stouthuysen is Doctor in Applied Economic Sciences (KU Leuven, Belgium). He currently works as Associate Professor of Accounting and Control at Vlerick Business School (Belgium), is a part-time professor in Management Accounting at KU Leuven (Belgium) and has been a visiting professor at IESE Business School (Spain).
Professor Stouthuysen teaches the courses "Financial Accounting (IFRS)" and "Managerial Accounting and Control," which both feature in Vlerick''s EMBA, MBA-FSI and Masters programmes. In addition, he has taught various executive sessions on strategy mapping and scorecards, budgeting, cost-to-serve, total cost-of-ownership, strategic supplier selection, customer lifetime valuation and international financial reporting. He also participated in a number of consulting projects and wrote various case studies.
His research interests focus on the relationship between management control systems and performance in alliances and supply chain networks, the role of budgets in creative settings, the implementation of advanced cost accounting models in various industries (e.g., healthcare) and the role of management controls in online businesses. His research has been published in academic journals like Journal of Operations Management, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research and Health Policy.
In the context of the recent audit reform on the public supervision of auditors, Professor Stouthuysen has been appointed as a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA).


Job Title : Associate Professor Management Accounting

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