Kristof Stouthuysen


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 "Strategic Management
Accounting” in Masters, EMBA, executive education and company specific programs. He is also the driving pin behind the Schools’ Big Data and Financial Analytics offerings.

Kristof shows managers and leaders “how to be in control” by illustrating when and how managerial accounting systems reporting both financial and non-financial information may assist corporations in executing their strategy and improving their performance. 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 in management accounting has been published in various top academic journals like Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Operations Management, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research and Health Policy. He has a particular research interest in the design and effectiveness of governance and management control structures. He also studies the role of management accounting in promoting creativity and companies’ innovation efforts, and the way accounting professionals make decisions.

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). Kristof is also the area head of Vlerick’s Accounting and Finance department.


Job Title : Associate Professor Management Accounting

Management Domain
Accounting & Finance


Teaching in
Masters in General Management
Masters in Financial Management
Executive MBA

Expert in
Accounting & Finance
Management Control
Cost Accounting
Inter-organisational Control