Expertise center

Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax

Our mission

The ambition of the Nyenrode Center for Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax is to bring together students/participants, faculty, and the business community to demonstrate leadership and to contribute to increasing and valorizing scientific knowledge in the field of external financial and non-financial reporting, finance and taxation. In this context, we provide education and conduct research with a continuous exchange between science and practice within the three areas of expertise. In all of this, we always have the objective - Serving society by shaping responsible leaders - and the L.E.S. values ​​of Nyenrode - Leadership, Enterpreneurship, Stewardship - in mind.

Within the Center for Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax we distinguish the following disciplines: 

  • Financial reporting
  • Non-financial reporting & Integrated reporting
  • Corporate finance
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Economics
  • Fiscal law
  • Tax assurance

Our activities

The center is leading in providing education, with core groups focused on external reporting, financing, general economics and tax law within the accountancy programs. The core groups are responsible for the curriculum and examinations. In total, approximately 200 lecturers and examiners are associated with the core groups.

In addition, the center provides the core subjects within the controlling programs and the Tax Law Master and leads the Financial Management track (FM) within the full-time MSc Management program. The center is also involved in the wide range of Executive education in the field of finance, reporting and taxation.

We provide the following core subjects and disciplines:

  • Asset Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • General Economics
  • External Reporting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Theory
  • Accountable Aspects of Financial Accounting
  • Accountable Aspects of Management Accounting
  • Tax Law (VPB, OB, LB, IB)
  • International Money & Finance
  • Strategic Finance
  • Risk & Financing
  • Tax Assurance
  • Soft Skills Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Stewardship
  • Different subjects for scientific research.


Our research

The objective of the Center for Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax is to conduct (international) up-to-date and relevant research with a continuous exchange with practice within the three disciplines. The social debate and the agenda of (international) regulators largely determine the choices of the themes.

Research themes

The research covers the following main themes:

1. External reporting

Financial reporting, non-financial reporting and integrated reporting.

2. International financial markets

Research into the functioning of financial markets and the impact of financial innovation on economic developments.

3. European monetary and financial integration.

Research into the optimal integration of national economies, so that economic growth and prosperity are stimulated.

4. Sustainable Finance

Research aimed at measuring sustainability and the impact on the return of financial instruments.

5. Tax Law

The central research theme is ‘Ondernemend Nederland’: the tax treatment of businesses. Sub-themes include:

  • Ethics, tax avoidance and transparency
  • Tax Assurance & Tax Accounting
  • Rights and obligations of the business community, tax advisers and tax authorities
  • Investment property and owner-occupied property in the various tax resources
  • The Netherlands as a place of business for companies
Ruud Vergoossen lowres “The accountancy degree program requires integration and differentiation”

“The accountancy degree program requires integration and differentiation”

February 29 2024
Long gone are the days when accountancy was solely about financial reporting. Themes such as sustainability, fraud detection and cybersecurity are also coming to the fore. This requires adjustments in the degree program, as Prof. Dr. Ruud Vergoossen RA asserted on Feb. 29 in his emeritus speech.
Willem Schramade Dr. Willem Schramade appointed as Professor of Finance

Dr. Willem Schramade appointed as Professor of Finance

Education |  October 3 2023
Dr. Willem Schramade has been appointed as Professor of Finance at Nyenrode Business University as of October 1, 2023. Schramade is part of the Nyenrode Faculty Expertise Center Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax.
Michael Erkens nieuwsbericht ‘Sustainability reporting is not sustainable’

‘Sustainability reporting is not sustainable’

Research |  June 23 2023
The way companies report on sustainability is not sustainable, states Professor of Corporate Reporting Michael Erkens in his inaugural lecture. “We need to work globally towards a unified framework for sustainability reporting, so that we can better compare companies' sustainability performance and efforts.”
vivian en dennis A threat to financial stability: risks in the capital market

A threat to financial stability: risks in the capital market

Research |  May 31 2023
The world benefits from financial stability. Vivian van Breemen, PhD student at Nyenrode Business University and supervisor at the European Central Bank[1] and Dennis Vink, Professor of Finance & Investment at Nyenrode Business University, put together an international expert research team that focuses on analyzing systemic risks in the capital market. And with success: the research sheds light on numerous new risks that could pose a threat to financial stability.
René P. Orij portret 2019 laag Sustainability reporting: from exceptional to mainstream

Sustainability reporting: from exceptional to mainstream

Research |  March 8 2023
Until a few years ago, corporate transparency about their activities and their impact on society and the environment was still exceptional and non-committal. However, sustainability reporting is now for many companies a mandatory part of accounting for what they do, and has become common good. René Orij, who recently was appointed as full professor at Nyenrode Business Universiteit, has conducted important research in this area.
Kalun Tse portret The shoulders of Kalun Tse

The shoulders of Kalun Tse

Community |  February 13 2023
Prof. dr. Kalun Tse, professor of Finance at Nyenrode Business University, will retire this year. To this day he is much loved and an inspiration to colleagues and students. Read more about it in this wonderful column by Prof. dr. Désirée van Gorp.
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Prof. mr. dr. Philippe Albert

  • International Tax Law
  • Tax Law

Dr. Job J. Andreoli

  • Business Angels
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Fintech funding
  • Crowdfunding
  • Venture Capital
  • Corporate venturing

Prof. dr. Ivo Arnold

  • International Money and Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Banking

Dr. Ferdy van Beest

  • Financial Reporting
  • Integrated Reporting
  • International Financial Reporting Standards

Prof. mr. dr. Jeroen Bijl

  • Indirecte Belastingen

Prof. mr. dr. Arco Bobeldijk

  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Fiscal Law
  • Tax Law

Prof. dr. Roland Brandsma

  • International and Domestic Tax Issues

Dr. Vivian van Breemen

  • Financial Management

Dr. Ries Breijer

  • Academic Research in Accountancy
  • Supervising Thesis

Prof. dr. Arie Buijs (emeritus)

  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Research Methodology
  • Investments

Prof. dr. Gijs van Bussel (emeritus)

  • Human Resource Management
  • Executive Pay

Prof. dr. John Dumay

  • Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. Dr. Michael Erkens

  • Empirical archival
  • Corporate Reporting

Mr. drs. Bart Jonker RA

  • Tax Theory & Ethics

Prof. dr. Henk Langendijk (emeritus)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Governance

Prof. dr. René P. Orij

  • Data-driven research
  • Sustainability Reporting

Dr. ir. Frans Schaepkens RC EMFC

  • External Reporting
  • Research Methods in Accounting
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting

Prof. dr. Willem Schramade

  • Sustainable Finance

Prof. dr. Marcel Snippe RA

  • Formal Tax Law
  • Accountancy

Prof. dr. mr. Jurriën van der Heijden RA

  • Tax Accounting
  • Fiscale Economie

Prof. dr. mr. Lisette van der Hel–van Dijk RA

  • Effectiveness of Regulatory Strategies
  • Tax Assurance and Tax Supervision including Joint Audits
  • Compliance Risk Management

Dr. Hilco van Elten

  • Healthcare Management
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting & Control

Prof. dr. Tom van Veen (emeritus)

  • Financial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Banking
  • European Monetary Integration
  • European Economic Policy
  • Economics of International Education

Prof. dr. Ruud Vergoossen RA (emeritus)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Financial Analysis

Prof. dr. Dennis Vink

  • Empirical research in asset pricing

Prof. dr. Rudolf de Vries

  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Fiscal Group Law

Dr. Çiğdem Vural Yavaş

  • Corporate Governance
  • Business & Corporate Strategy