Is there life after graduation? Of course there is. For more than 30 years, the EUR Accountancy Round table (Accountancy Kring EUR) has served as an enduring link for alumni of postdoctoral accountancy programmes. Meetings are held as much as possible on the EUR Woudestein Campus, enabling alumni to also maintain a physical link with their alma mater. Meetings are generally scheduled onj working days between 15.30u and 19.00u and are followed by snacks and a drink. The meetings are designed primarily to enable members to meet or catch up with fellow alumni in an informal setting. To date, a substantial number of prominent keynote speakers have opened our meetings. The talks generally address issues relevant to accountants, emphasising what is going on behind the scenes. Previous topics include the impact of the Port of Rotterdam, the commercial shift from savings banks to full-service banks, the casino business, drugs policy and the business community, outsourcing of accounting positions and M-commerce (i.e. conducting commerce via mobile phones and other hand held devices).
In addition, ample time is dedicated to current professional issues, presented by lecturers of the faculties' continuing education programme that does not receive public funding (postinitiele opleiding), An independent association, the Accountancy Round table has about 160 members and is separate from the organisations of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Register Accountants (NIVRA). Membership and meeting participation is free of charge. By attending meetings, members earn accreditation points towards the NIVRA continuous education obligation.
If you are interested in or would like to learn more about the EUR Accountancy Roundtable, contact the secretary, Hans van der Vlies, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Chair, Fred Steenwinkel, by e-mail email@example.com. All graduates of the EUR theoretical Accountancy programme are automatically registered as members.