Michel Lebas

> Consultant FinHarmony

Michel J. Lebas is Professor of Management Accounting and Management Control. He was trained in France (HEC) and in the United States (Tuck School at Dartmouth College and Stanford University Graduate School of Business).
After a brief career as an economic analyst for a US multinational company and a consulting position with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the New York office, he joined the academic world while maintaining a freelance consulting practice.

Professional history

> Research and consulting activities

Activities focused on leading practices in both management accounting and performance management:
– He is Academic Research Associate for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table Program of the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing-International (CAM-I).
– He represents the Ordre des Experts Comptables and the Compagnie des Commissaires aux Comptes in the Financial and Management Accounting Committee of the International Federation of Accountants.
– He is the founder and was from 1992 to 1996, co-editor of the Management Accounting section of the Revue Française de Comptabilité.
– He is a member of the Scientific Council of Bibliotique, the Documentation Center of the Accounting Profession.

> His publications

– Three major international collective works:
– A Glossary of Accounting English in partnership with A. Fontenilles and the management of the collective work Management Accounting Glossary and a management accounting manual.
– He is co-author with Ken Euske and C.J. McNair of a CAM-I study entitled Best Practices in World Class Organizations.
– His articles have appeared in numerous academic and professional publications such as Administracion de Empresas, Cahiers Français, De Accountant, European Accounting Review, …

> Teaching activities

– Teaching and research activity at HEC
– He has been teaching for eight years at the International Centre of the Helsinki School of Economics.
– He was Director of Studies at the H.E.C. School and was a visiting professor at SDA Bocconi in Milan, and at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia where he held the P&H Rust Chair-Professorship.
– During 1999-2000 he held the K. Hanson Endowment Chair at the University of Washington