Hi, my name is Leo van der Tas. I am part-time full professor in the area of corporate reporting, specialising in the international aspects of companies' reporting on their financial and other performance. I have been with Tilburg University since 2010. My other day job is with one of the Big Four audit firms where I am technical partner and Global IFRS Leader. I liaise with the business community, users, regulators and standards setters to help improve the corporate reporting infrastructure.
I am particularly interested in the international dimensions of corporate reporting, trying to understand behaviour as well as furthering society by improving transparency and functioning of capital and other markets.
I like to teach and help students and colleagues by providing input from a business perspective.
At the moment I am performing research on the impact of recent major events, in particular Brexit and Covid-19 on the transparency of financial reporting by European listed compan
In my other day job I am technical partner and Global IFRS Leader with one of the Big Four audit firms.
I have been a member of the advisory bodies of the Dutch securities regulator Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM) as well as the Corporate Reporting Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
I have been a member of the Advisory Council as well as the Interpretations Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
I worked at the European Commission in the area of the harmonisation of financial reporting in the European Union.
I like to teach. Currently I am teaching the course Advanced Financial Accounting in the Master Accountancy as well as part of the course Business Taxation and Decision Making Processes.
For you as students it is important to not only absorb knowledge, but also try to understand why things are the way they are. In particular get a better understanding of how to learn and adapt to a continuously changing environment. I hope to help you with this by leveraging experience I gained in the business, academic and regulatory world.