Arjo van Eijsden is a networker. He speaks with clients, politicians, policymakers, legal representatives and the media about relevant developments in the field.
He pursued two courses of study at Erasmus University in Rotterdam: Dutch Law and Fiscal Law. He started working at EY immediately after his studies (1997).
“For me, it all starts with substantive involvement, and clicking with the client. If you’ve achieved that, you can really do anything. I advise both publicly-listed companies and smaller companies, as well as wealthy individuals. My responsibilities are wide-ranging. As well as clients, I advise colleagues, manage our internal technical office, and am responsible for our fiscal litigation practice.”
How Arjo is building a better working world
“Good fiscal legislation is of general interest and, as a tax adviser, I take responsibility for this. How can I help legislators, working on new bills, to produce better legislation? A greater understanding of the technical field and a better relationship between all stakeholders lead to cooperation and results that benefit us all. I then help clients comply with legislation and regulations. This doesn’t just benefit the client, but also the tax authorities.”