Eddy Vaassen

Eddy Vaassen, RA


1987 …2016

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Research interests

Internal control theory, the use of decision aids in auditing, audit materiality, professional judgment in audit decision-making, control and compliance, control effects of IT, contract auditing, blockchain, and continuous monitoring.


Eddy Vaassen is Professor of Accountancy at Tilburg University and a Scientific Advisor at BDO. Further he is affiliated to Erasmus University Rotterdam, a member of the CEA (Commissie Eindtermen Accountantsopleiding), and the Vice-President Europe/Africa/Mid East of the Special Interest Group for Accounting Information Systems of the Association for Information Systems. He is a Registered Accountant (RA) and has a PhD from Maastricht University. His publications - including seven textbooks - are in the fields of AIS, Information Management, and Management control. Eddy is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Systems, Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, the International Journal of Digital Accounting Research, and the International Journal of Accounting and Information Management. He supervises and has supervised doctoral dissertations on process mining, the factors explaining ERP use, decision aid use in auditing, contract auditing, professional judgment in internal control assessments, business value of IT, audit innovations, and just in time information provision. He is regularly involved in continuing professional education activities for professionals from various companies and institutions. Current and previous assignments include: KLM, Nuon, Rabobank, ING, BDO, Baker Tilly, Tias Business School, Free University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam Business School, Avans+, KPN, Energy Delta Institute, Maastricht University, NBA, ABN AMRO, Alliander, APG, Dutch Tax Department, and the Association of Registered Controllers.


Post Master Accountancy: Internal Control & Accounting Information Systems

Continuing professional education for various professionals in the fields of accounting, audit, finance, and control

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External positions

Development curriculum (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

1 Feb 2017 → …

Committee work (NBA)

1 Jan 2017 → …


  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accountancy
  • Internal Control
  • Bitcoin
  • Control Processes
  • Information Systems


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