‘I think doing challenging work is important, which is why I switched in 2000 from my position as controller in the corporate sector to the financial services at Van Oers. I became a partner in 2003 and I have been expanding and developing the audit department since 2006. Initially, all auditing knowledge was fragmented throughout our organisation. In 2006 we made a conscious decision to group the available audit qualities. We made the right choice. Although we started the audit practice with 9 people, we now have 25 staff who actively focus on auditing our clients who are required by law to have audits conducted. I find it fascinating to assist them in their development and to see them grow in their work.
In addition to my work for Van Oers, I work for the professional practice department of the SRA**, an organisation of independent and public accounting firms in the Netherlands. To stay sharp and fit, I run 10 kilometres every Sunday. I also play tennis every week in my hometown of Oosterhout. Despite all these sports activities I am known mostly as a bon vivant; I enjoy a good glass of wine.’
* René Rademakers successfully completed two studies: HEAO Accounting in Breda (1991) and Post-Graduate Accounting (Tilburg University Tilburg, 1995)
**SRA = Partnership of Register Accountants and Accounting Consultants.