Ruud Vergoossen is Full Professor of Financial Accounting and Director of the Center for Financial Reporting & Tax at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. 
Ruud has published a substantial number of (international) publications and is an active member of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA). He is also a core editor of Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie. 
He 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’. 
Other positions
Ruud is also Full Professor of International Financial Accounting at Maastricht University. He is member of the Commissie Eindtermen Accountantsopleiding (a ministerial committee on the educational requirements of accountants). Previously he was equity partner at BDO Netherlands, chairman of the Professional Practice Department of Ernst & Young Accountants in the Netherlands and director of the Royal Dutch Institute of Registeraccountants (NIVRA).