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Hans van der Geest


KPMG in the Netherlands

With a background in finance and IT, Hans key strength is to translate complex challenges into clear advice for both worlds. Hans joined KPMG in 1998. He currently serves as a partner in KPMG’s IT Advisory practice in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

Hans has 12 years experience as a financial auditor and an additional 20 years as an IT auditor. His engagements have a strong focus on governance, risk & compliance elements as well as on information security and cyber. Prior to joining KPMG as a partner Hans worked for 2 years at the Dutch Central Bank as a Deputy Director in Internal Audit. Until 2019 Hans has been the EMA lead in KPMG for the service line IT in the external audit.

Examples of prior engagements
Engagements that Hans led and conducted include:

  • Internal controls within payment factory – walk along 
  • Information risk management in the external audit 
  • Assurance engagements (ISAE3000 / ISAE3402)
  • Internal/Operational audits on the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes
  • Information Security assessments and compliance reviews
  • Developing and testing of several Enterprise Risk Frameworks and Risk Control Matrices (integrated control frameworks)
  • SOX 404 audits (in the role as external auditor, supporting Internal Audit with management tests and as consultant to develop and implement the control framework)
  • Several audits and consultancy engagements on IT systems and controls, particularly in the area of ERP environments (SAP/Oracle/JDEdwards)
  • Audit innovation through the use of Data Analytics
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