Paul Hurks

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, involved in IFAC PAODC, member of the Steering Group of Common Content (harmonizing European Accountancy Education) and lecturer Financial Auditing & Assurance for postgraduate accountancy education at VU University Amsterdam.
Current capacity at NBA covers international accountancy relations, international accountancy education, sustainability and integrated reporting and assurance, and PAO capacity building (long term projects/relationships with developing PAOs).
For Sustainability Reporting and Integrated Reporting, the capacity includes providing facilities for discussion platforms and best practice development, both for reporting and assurance. NBA participates in (inter)national working relationships with IIRC (Business Network), FEE, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, CSR-Netherlands, IUCN and True Price 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 Hurks 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). He also served 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.