Skip to main content
About HEC About HEC Faculty & Research Faculty & Research Master’s programs Master’s programs MBA Programs MBA Programs PhD Program PhD Program Executive Education Executive Education Summer School Summer School HEC Online HEC Online About HEC Overview Overview Who We Are Who We Are Egalité des chances Egalité des chances Career Center Career Center International International Campus Life Campus Life Stories Stories The HEC Foundation The HEC Foundation Faculty & Research Overview Overview Faculty Directory Faculty Directory Departments Departments Centers Centers Chairs Chairs Knowledge Knowledge Master’s programs Master in
Management Master in
Management
MSc International
Finance MSc International
Finance
Specialized
Masters Specialized
Masters
X-HEC
programs X-HEC
programs
Dual-Degree
programs Dual-Degree
programs
Visiting students Visiting students Certificates Certificates Student Life Student Life
MBA Programs MBA MBA EMBA EMBA TRIUM EMBA TRIUM EMBA PhD Program Overview Overview HEC Difference HEC Difference Program details Program details Research areas Research areas HEC Community HEC Community Placement Placement Job Market Job Market Admissions Admissions Financing Financing Executive Education Executive Masters Executive Masters Executive Certificates Executive Certificates Executive short programs Executive short programs Online Online Executive MBA Executive MBA Train your teams Train your teams Summer School Youth Leadership Initiative Youth Leadership Initiative Summer programs Summer programs Admissions Admissions FAQ FAQ HEC Online Overview Overview Degree Program Degree Program Executive certificates Executive certificates MOOCs MOOCs

Accounting and Management Control

If we wish to comprehend a company’s organizational structure and make the relevant decisions concerning its management, it is vital that we understand how the company accounts for its activity.

Research in the Management Accounting faculty includes topics such as management control systems (MCS) and practices, performance management and measurement systems (PMMS), the role of management accountants, organizational learning, organizational identities and sense-making, and gender issues. The Financial Accounting faculty conducts positive empirical research in areas such as international accounting, earnings management, governance, auditing, bankruptcy prediction, goodwill and intangibles.

The department includes more than 15 professors and 7 doctoral students, both in Financial and Managerial Accounting.

The MSc in Accounting & Financial Management is a dense and balanced program linking Financial & Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Strategy. The course is professionally oriented, with teaching by HEC Faculty as well as industry leaders from consulting firms, financial advisory firms, and the ‘Big 4’ (PWC, EY and Deloitte). It trains CFO-to-be, offers various customized tracks and enables the preparation of some professional certifications (CMA, DSCG). See MSc website.

HEC Paris - S Building - © Jean-Marc Biais
Lead News

Crawling, Walking and Talking to HEC TEDx Success

For the third time since TED was conceived in 1984, HEC Paris students organized a TEDx event, choosing “Crawl, Walk, Talk” as the 2019 theme. The April 5 gathering was played out in front of a privileged crowd which witnessed 14 students, academics and entrepreneurs share...

Read More

2019 Data Day Marks New Initiatives

Braving the January 22 snowstorms, around 100 academics, students, company representatives and sponsors attended HEC’s second on-campus Data Day, a wide-ranging conference devoted to the impact of data on research, education and society.

Read More

The 2018 HEC Foundation best PhD Thesis awarded to Yin Wang

Congratulations Yin! Best PhD Thesis awarded to Yin Wang (HEC PhD 2018) for his " Essays on Corporate Disclosure " under the direction of Vedran Capkun , HEC Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Control. Yin Wang has joined the Singapore Management University...

Read More

How Can Impact Investment Satisfy both Societal and Business Needs?

2018 has seen renewed interest in impact investment and its potential for growth in expanding the capital available to address social & environmental issues. On October 10, the annual plenary session co-organized by HEC’s S&O Center , the NGO Action Tank Entreprise &...

Read More

HEC Paris Welcomes New Researchers and Professors

This 2018-19 academic year saw the arrival or confirmation of nine academic figures to swell the numbers HEC researchers to 118. At the September 27 Faculty Day, Dean Peter Todd and Faculty & Research Dean Jacques Olivier welcomed the academics, many of whom are known for...

Read More

Impactful Investing: Turning Promises into Results

The Society & Organizations (S&O) Center and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EPVA) recently teamed up with Action Tank Social and Business for a plenary focused on impactful investing. This movement seems to promise both financial return and a meaningful...

Read More

HEC Conference on Marketizing Cannabis as a Non-Contested Commodity

Dozens of academics, researchers and students gathered for the end-of-year conference , organized by HEC’s Society & Organizations Center, on cannabis legalization and lessons to be drawn from this contested market. The June 18-19 event, a first at the business school,...

Read More

Hervé Stolowy, Laureate of the Trophy of Accounting Excellence

Hervé Stolowy, Professor of Accounting and Management Control at HEC Paris, received the 2017 Trophy of Accounting Excellence Award as a teacher-researcher.

Read More

Sebastian Becker, one of the top 40 professors shaping business education

Sebastian Becker , Professor at the Accounting and Management Control department at HEC Paris; has been named by Poets&Quants as one of the " 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 in the World ". The listing recognizes educators from elite institutions who excel in...

Read More

Hervé Stolowy, HEC Paris Professor, Named Editor of the European Accounting Review

Hervé Stolowy, Professor at the Accounting and Management Control department of HEC Paris, has been appointed Editor (2016-2019) of the international scholarly journal European Accounting Review .

Read More

2015 HEC Paris Welcome Days

Read More

HEC Paris Welcomes New Professors

For the 2014-2015 intake, 15 new faculty members have joined HEC Paris. Trained in the best Ph.D programs, they come from different countries, and prestigious business schools (MIT, Wharton, McGill, Bocconi, etc…). This reflects the diversity of thought and culture, the...

Read More
Keith Robson - Picture
Keith ROBSON
Department Chair

Office : build. W2 - 54

Laurence THEVENOUX
Assistant to the department chair

Office : buil. W2 - 42

Brigitte MADEO
Assistant - Séminaire de recherche

Office : buil. W2 - 41

Delphine VILAIN
Assistant & Program Manager - Majeure et MSc in Accounting and Financial Management (AFM)

Office : buil. W2 - 42

Knowledges articles

online education
Embracing digital in business education

Embracing digital innovation in business education - The HEC Paris experience

By Marc Vanhuele

MOOC on tablet
Embracing digital in business education

MOOCs and the promise of continuous personalized feedback: What research says

By Xitong Li

Pierre Dussauge MOOC vignette
Embracing digital in business education

How online learning changed my teaching methods