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Bert Steens is the program director and a professor in the Executive Master’s program in Finance & Control at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He regularly advises businesses on management accounting and control issues, which increasingly involves the application of finance analytics. His industry experience comes from his roles as a partner of EY (1999 – 2001 and 2005 – 2018) and vice president of Capgemini (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young). He is a qualified econometrician (MSc Erasmus University Rotterdam EUR), chartered controller (‘RC’, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Master of Change Management (SIOO Utrecht), and he holds a PhD for his research on the role of transfer pricing in economic value creation, a project in which data analytics played an important role. On the Executive Master’s program, Bert teaches the courses Investment Appraisal & Business Valuation, Management Accounting and Data Analytics applications in Management Accounting, and he supervises research based on data-analytics. Research areas include transfer pricing, cost accounting, controllership and performance management.

Ancillary activities

  • VU - School of Business and Economics | Amsterdam | Voorzitter Raad van Advies Accounting & Control MSc opleidin | 2017-09-19 - present
  • TPED researchers & advisors network transfer pricing | Parijs | Adviseur | 2018-04-01 - present
  • EY | Amsterdam | Partner-contractor | 2018-07-01 - present
  • VU - School of Business and Economics | Amsterdam | Lid kernredactie HMA (2004 - 2016 voor Kluwer) | 2018-07-01 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Academic qualification

Management Control & Accounting, PhD, Impacts of Transfer Pricing on Economic Value Creation, VU SBE Executive Education

2 Feb 200314 Nov 2008

Award Date: 14 Nov 2008

Master of Change Management - MCM, Master of Change Management - MCM, Sioo

18 Apr 199319 May 1995

Award Date: 19 May 1995

Post graduate Controller Program - RC, Postgraduate Controller Program - RC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Sept 19905 Dec 1992

Award Date: 4 Dec 1992

Econometrics, Master, MSc - Master of Science in Econometrics, Erasmus Universtiteit Rotterdam

31 Aug 19831 Oct 1987

Award Date: 1 Oct 1987


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