Sandra van Es - van der Mast

Sandra van Es loves the hustle and bustle and dynamics that go hand in hand with a tax consulting practice. Together with Gijs Vernoij and John Knevels she has been managing Van Oers’s tax practice in Breda since 2011. In 2012 she became a co-shareholder. Before joining Van Oers in 2006, Sandra worked at a “Big Four firm” after finishing her university education in fiscal economics (Tilburg University).

‘Seeing relationships and making connections’

‘It was a conscious decision on my part to join Van Oers in 2006. I wanted to be even more active on the local market giving tax advice and assisting family business in the SME sector. Looking back, it was a good choice – having been born and raised in this region – to work for a Brabant-based firm. Van Oers has strong ties with the local market and combines the professional knowledge of a large firm with the personal approach of a small firm, which is why companies hardly ever feel any apprehensions about contacting us.

In our tax practice I compare my role with that of a family doctor: I listen to the problems a client is facing and decide based on my extensive experience and my feelers what the best solution is and who best to involve in the company’s issues. Seeing relationships and making connections; that is my forte. That is because I enjoy working on solutions together with my colleagues and clients. I get a great sense of satisfaction from seeing people move forward. Several times a week I clear my mind and go for a run. In the nice hot sun, but also when it is raining and windy. I especially enjoy how I feel afterwards.’