Director Vlasveld Audit & Advisory Services (VAAS) and former Head of the Audit Authority of the Netherlands, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
Peter Vlasveld RA CIA is an experienced and certified accountant with a demonstrated working history in the Dutch central government as well as in a Big Four accounting firm (Deloitte). He gained practical experience during many audit and consulting engagements. Peter is owner and director of Vlasveld Audit & Advisory Services (VAAS) with European Funds as specialization. He has been Head of the Audit Authority (AA) for EU funds for over a decade and has been involved in the area of EU funds since 2006. As Head of the AA he was responsible for all required audits (compliance/designation audits, system audits, audits on operations, and audits of accounts). This included communication with and annual reporting to the European Commission. Additionally, he was responsible for the development of methodologies, professional education and guidance for all auditors within the Dutch AA.
Peter has extensive experience with training activities, presentations and development of procedures and manuals in the Netherlands as well as abroad. This includes Twinning projects in Croatia (Audit Authority), Montenegro (Audit Authority), Slovakia (PIFC), North- Macedonia (PIFC), Albania (PIFC) and Moldova (PIFC). He has been Member State Project Leader for Strengthening the Audit Authority in North-Macedonia. Peter has also participated in working groups of the European Commission. He was chairman of the working group “Making use of management verifications” with participants from the European Commission and Audit Authorities of the Member States and participated in the OLAF working group responsible for the development of a Handbook for the audit and advisory role of auditors regarding anti-fraud. Recently, Peter contributed substantially in the development of audit instructions focused on anti-fraud for grants related to COVID-19.