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

Ruud 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)

Interests

Ruud likes traveling. He loves classical music, opera and ballet. In his spare time he works out a lot and every now and then he visits art auctions.

Most relevant publications

  • Vergoossen R.G.A., The Use and Perceived Importance of Annual Reports by Investment Analysts in the Netherlands, The European Accounting Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1993, pp. 219/244, en Vol. 2, No. 3, 1993, pp. 579/580.
  • Schattke R.W. & Vergoossen R.G.A., Barriers to Interpretation - A Case Study of Philips Electronics, Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1996, pp. 72/84.
  • Vergoossen R.G.A., Changes in Accounting Policies and Investment Analysts' Fixation on Accounting Numbers, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 22, No. 6, 1997, pp. 589/607.
  • Litjens R., Bissessur S., Langendijk H. & Vergoossen R., How Do Preparers Perceive Costs and Benefits of IFRS for SMEs? Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands, Accounting in Europe, Vol. 9, 2012, pp. 227-250.
  • Litjens R., Van Buuren J. & Vergoossen R., Addressing Information Needs to Reduce the Audit Expectation Gap: Evidence from Dutch Bankers, Audited Companies and Auditors, International Journal of Auditing, Vol. 19, 2015, pp. 267-281. 

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