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Kreston Chair “SME Accountancy” at Nyenrode Business University
We are proud as Kreston Netherlands of “our” chair in SME Accountancy at the Business University Nyenrode and professor Niels van Nieuw Amerongen, who will fill this chair. It is the time to ensure that SME Accountancy gets the scientific attention it deserves.
This chair is fitting Niels like a glove. He has been active for many years at V&A in the field of both technical support of accountancy firms and with regard to behaviour and culture in order to improve their quality. Therefore, he knows better than anyone what is going on in the field and has an extensive professional network.
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What does Kreston NL stand for?
The firms of Krston NL are part of a strong and well distributed network, but keep their local character.
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We aim for a high standard, which is why the network is well rated. Globally we belong to the top 20.
To keep our teams updated and stimulate personal development of our team members, we organize courses and educate them within the Kreston network.
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Whith a lot of know how and knowledge we stand by your side.
What does the Kreston chair embody?
Niels has made academic contributions to various international publications in the field of SME Accountancy. He has also, together with our Kreston colleague Tjitse Schurer, participated in international “round table” sessions. These round tables, organised by IAAER and IAASB, brought together international accounting practitioners, academics and users of financial statements of SMEs to exchange views on the developed draft “Less Complex Entities Control Standard”.
The tension between control and advice, which is a serious point of attention for the SME accountant, will certainly also be discussed. Niels refers to the well-known American professor Robert Knechel, whose opinion is that good cooperation between accountant and client is necessary in order to provide high-quality services. The closer the relationship between accountant and client, the more
added value the client experiences from the accountant. Moreover, many SMEs also appreciate the accountant’s broad expertise (audit and advice) so that they receive services from a single point of contact.
With this chair we also expect to realise benefits in terms of approaching the job market. How do you get the right people on board when the demand is so much greater than the supply? For large companies, the emphasis is on auditing, while the auditor in SMEs can offer so much more! In short, Kreston Netherlands and Niels van Nieuw Amerongen have a lot to do in the coming years “Think big, dream big, then beautiful things will happen”. We will gladly keep you informed of the news through this site and our social channels.
Want to know more?
You can find Niels’ last publication here:
Reflections on the relationship accountant and client, inaugural lecture, June 9th 2022