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Prof. Dr. Axel Zernack

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Business Accounting (in conjunction with IT)

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1141
E: axel.zernack(at)hwr-berlin.de

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 302
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • Trained as a banker
  • Studied Business Administration at the Free University (FU), Berlin and obtained diploma
  • Research assistant at the Department of Finance, Accounting and Taxation of the Economics Faculty of the Free University, Berlin
  • Organised and conducted an internal audit at a research institute
  • Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Free University, Berlin
  • Worked for several years in various companies within a banking group, for example as chief auditor in the group auditing department - responsible for real estate - and as the person responsible in a subsidiary for the introduction and implementation of an appropriate controlling system
  • Various lecturing contracts at the FU Berlin and at private educational institutes
  • Since the summer semester 2003: Professor of Business Accounting (in conjunction with IT)

Key Aspects of practise

  • Project management
  • Success management
  • Financial consulting, cash flow planning

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • National and international accounting according to commercial law
  • Group accounting (in conjunction with IT)
  • Cost accounting (in conjunction with IT)
  • Controlling (in conjunction with IT)
  • Operational auditing

Research Projects and Fields

  • International accounting
  • Link between internal and external accounting
  • System of profit and loss accounts and cash flow statements

Selected, current Publications

  • Rechnungslegung, ihre Abgrenzungsfunktionen und Internationalisierung. P. Lang, Frankfurt a.M. 1997