Paul was founding board member and director of the EU funded ‘XBRL in Europe’ consortium. He acts as strategic advisor in the assurance working group, Big four accounting firms, regulator implementations and for global software companies.
Paul was the initiator of the first XBRL projects in the Europe including the Netherlands government project SBR and acted as project manager architecture. Paul is lead author of the True and Fair view ‘Normative Presentation’ specification as published by the Dutch Institute of accountants (NBA) and required for EBA and annual accounts.
He has a history in: Finance and accounting, Financial Consolidation Industry, Decision Support, Executive Information Systems, Business Intelligence & data warehousing, Semantic modeling solutions, XBRL standardization Committee, XBRL assurance.
Structured data in financial statements is becoming the key ingredient in investors models, but in most jurisdictions the machine-readable aspects of these disclosures are not yet audited. What’s happening? And what needs to happen?