Prof. dr. mr. Marcel Pheijffer

Marcel Pheijffer
  • Corporate Governance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraudulent Reporting
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Money laundering
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Prof. dr. mr. Marcel Pheijffer is Professor of Accountancy at Nyenrode Business University. He is part of Nyenrode's Faculty Research Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control. 

Pheijffer specializes in fields of research related to fraud and other irregularities. The accounting scandals and money laundering affairs (such as those at ING and ABN Amro) are of great interest to him. He is proud to contribute to the knowledge of preventing and combating irregularities by analyzing such issues. Marcel started as a deputy accountant in 1985 with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst).

His career continued in 1991 at the FIOD, the Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service, where he contributed to investigations in the field of organized and organizational crime. Pheijffer mainly focuses on subjects to which both Nyenrode and himself can make a social contribution. He has been a full-time professor at Nyenrode since 2003. First as director of NIVRA-Nyenrode, where he was ultimately responsible for the accountancy and controller degree programs, and from 2008 as Professor of Accountancy. 

Secundary positions

  • Member of the KNVB Appeals Committee 
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Transparency International 
  • Professor of Forensic Accountancy, Leiden University 
  • Deputy Justice of the Court of Appeal in The Hague 
  • Member of the Supervisory Committee Financing of Political Parties 
  • Member of the Appeals Committee 
  • Blogger accountant
  • Columnist Financieele Dagblad, Notariaat Magazine

International activities

Pheijffer regularly gives lectures and seminars in Aruba and Curacao and in Suriname.


Pheijffer enjoys spending his free time with his family. 

Most relevant publications

  • Fraude en fraudebestrijding in Nederland, A.E. van Almelo – A.B. Hoogenboom – E.R. Muller – M.Pheijffer, 2016.
  • Rapporten Monitoring Commissie Accountancy (2016, 2018 en 2019).
  • Accountancy en andere zaken onder de loep (deel I t/m V).
  • Geschikt of ongeschikt? That’s the question, M. Pheijffer& N. Zetteler, NJB, 1 maart 2019.