Thomas Rautenstrauch

Professor of Accounting in Zürich, Schweiz

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Thomas Rautenstrauch is Head Center for Accounting and Controlling and a Professor of Accounting at HWZ Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration, Switzerland, since 2009. Prior to his appointment, Rautenstrauch served as Professor and Project Manager of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts' Institute for Financial Services in Zug/Switzerland. Moreover, Rautenstrauch is Guest Professor and Subject Area Coordinator for Management Accounting at the iimt institute for management in technology at University of Fribourg. Since 2014 he is Academic Fellow of the Corporate Governance Center at Coles College of Business of Kennesaw State University, GA, USA. As a lecturer for various accounting topics, he gained teaching experience at universities in countries like Austria, Canada, Finland, Portugal, Russia and USA. Furthermore, in 2016 he became Guest Lecturer at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Prior to his academic career, Rautenstrauch served as Head Cost Systems in the Corporate Controlling of the Continental Group, a Global Automotive Supplier. Before, he started his professional career as Senior Accountant for Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four Audit Companies.

A native of Minden/Germany, Rautenstrauch holds a doctorate in Management Informations Systems from the University of Göttingen, where he also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration. He holds a Certificate in International Accounting (CINA) from the Academy of International Acccounting in Stuttgart/Germany.

Rautenstrauch's areas of expertise include financial accounting, cost accounting and management control, auditing, corporate finance and business education. He is president of his own consulting company, editus consulting GmbH, and editor for a swiss publishing house. Rautenstrauch authored numerous publications and serves on the editorial board of the Swiss Real Estate Journal. Since 2007 he has been member of the committee for business studies at the accredition and qualification agency ACQUIN.

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