Work experience as freelance VAT consultant/interim in-house VAT manager:
In 2009 I started as an independent VAT specialist. I have advised various types of clients on a regular or ad-hoc basis, amongst which a gambling, a real estate company, a charity, a magazine, a bank, off- and online vendors of software/applications, an international furniture website, and a telecoms company. Below, I have listed the more substantial, interim assignments as separate items.
Shell International BV (Q4 2011 and later again in Q3 and Q4 2012)
Merck, Sharp & Dome (Q2 – Q4 2012)
Drew Marine (Q2 2011)
CHC Helicopter Corporation (Q4 2010 – Q1 2011)
Activision (Q2 - Q3 2010)
Ballast Nedam – (Q2 2010)
Shell International BV – (entire 2009 – Q1 2010, again in Q4 2011, and again in Q3 and Q4 2012)
Work experience as an employee:
Education and memberships:
I used to regularly write articles for VAT magazines. Amongst others, I published in the International VAT Monitor and Dutch magazines such as Btw-brief and Btw-bulletin and made VAT contributions for (more general) magazines such as Fenedexpress, Computerrecht, real estate magazines, etc. When I started as a freelance VAT specialist in 2009, I found it important to stay informed about VAT developments all over the world. I developed a technique to allow me to do this in an efficient way, and bundled all news on a blog. As I enjoyed doing this and as I received so much positive feedback about my blog, I decided to take it to the next level. In April 2018 I launched VATupdate.com together with a former colleague of mine. On this website, we publish articles on a daily basis, together with our growing network of contributors, and we distribute weekly VAT newsletters with VAT news from all over the world.