Dr. Ferdy van Beest is Assistant Professor in Financial Accounting at the Center for Financial Reporting & Tax at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. After a short career working for a Big- 4 audit firm, Ferdy van Beest started working at the Radboud University in Nijmegen from 2005 until 2011. In 2011, he obtained his doctoral degree at Radboud University with his thesis entitled: “Rules-based and principles-based accounting standards and earnings management.” 
He currently teaches Research in Financial Accounting, a research course for RA’s, Financial Accounting Theory (chair) a summer course on external reporting and is a Master Thesis Supervisor. Moreover he is the key representative in the collaboration with the University of Oregon. 
Secondary positions
As of March 2012, Ferdy also became a senior supervisor at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).