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Ruud Vergoossen is Full Professor of Financial Accounting and Director of the Center for Corporate Reporting, Finance & Tax. 

Ruud Vergoossen studied Business Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and accountancy at VU University in Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD at the VU University with the thesis ‘Accounting Changes and the Use of Financial Statements: A Study among Investment Analysts’. 

Previously he was equity partner at BDO Netherlands, chairman of the Professional Practice Department of Ernst & Young Accountants in the Netherlands and member of the managing board of the Royal Dutch Institute of Registeraccountants (NIVRA).

Secondary positions

  • Full Professor of International Financial Accounting at Maastricht University.
  • Member of the Commissie Eindtermen Accountantsopleiding (a ministerial committee on the educational requirements of accountants).
  • Core editor of Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie (MAB)


I like traveling and love classical music, opera and ballet. In my spare time I work out a lot and every now and then I visit art auctions.