Paul F. M. Hurks
RA Director International Affairs, NBA
Paul F.M. Hurks RA (1958) is a Dutch Chartered Accountant (RA), Director International Affairs at NBA Amsterdam (Dutch Professional Organization for Accountants) since 2007. Current capacity at NBA covers international accountancy relations, international accountancy education as member of the Common Content Steering Group (harmonizing European Accountancy Education), sustainability and integrated reporting and assurance, and PAO capacity building (long term projects/relationships with developing Professional Accountancy Organizations in collaboration with IFAC PAODC). For Sustainability Reporting and Integrated Reporting, the capacity includes providing facilities for discussion platforms and best practice development, both for reporting and assurance. Paul participates in (inter)national working relationships with IIRC (Business Network), Accountancy Europe, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, CSR-Netherlands, IUCN and True Price, r3.0 and the Community of Practice for IR-education in close collaboration with large audit firms, public sector, oversight, sustainability sector and the IAASB-Working Group. In former capacities Paul has been a practitioner in the Netherlands for 25 years for audit clients, partly with KPMG and partly as a founding partner of Omnyacc Accountants (a local medium-sized practice). Paul served furthermore in international and national capacities as quality control inspector (for auditing practice and accountancy education), lecturer and consultant in the field of audit and quality control and lecturer Financial Auditing & Assurance for postgraduate accountancy education at VU University Amsterdam and University Maastricht.