Willem Boorsma

Talented, responsible and honest team player with broad practical experience in financial administration.


I am a specialist in planning & control and management reporting.

about me

My job experience ...

Seeking a challenging hands-on job in financial administration.


I am a financial administrative professional with almost 25 years of international experience at HBO level in various functions, industries and work cultures. I acquired this experience in both profit and non-profit organizations.

Collecting, managing and analyzing data and the reporting of management information (financial, progress, capacity) really appeals to me, and has been part of my tasks in all my previous positions.

I also have experience in reporting other than reporting management information, for example annual reports (for tax returns and for submission to the chamber of commerce) as well as investment portfolio or trust annual reports.

The continuous monitoring of business processes and their compliance with internal guidelines, GAAP & IFRS; the assessment and management of risks, providing solutions and improvements has also been a part of my previous positions. Being a sparring partner for management while considering the interests of all stakeholders in an organization gives me great satisfaction and remains a great challenge.

As accounting is the foundation of a good financial administration, which provides accurate and timely information to management, I have a lot of experience and affinity with the keeping of accounts, accounting processes and accounting software.

Altough I work well independently I prefer to be part of a team of professionals. I am available immediately, although my recent experience has been on project basis, I would prefer a position for a longer period of time, enabling me to thouroghly settle into a task and giving me room for personal growth.

specialist in planning & control and management reporting

my job experience

2009

Financial Adviser

Rechtbank Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

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2007

Financial Controller

Dutch Committee for Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

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2006

Interim Asset Analyst

ONEgas, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij

Assen, the Netherlands

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2005

Interim Asset Analyst

ONEgas, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij

Assen, the Netherlands

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2004

Assistant Business Controller

Essent Netwerk Noord B.V.

Groningen, the Netherlands

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2003

Interim Head of Accounting

De Eendracht Karton B.V.

Appingedam, the Netherlands

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2002

Senior Planning & Control staff member

LASER (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment)

Groningen, the Netherlands

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2000

Interim Head of Administration

Schinkel Schouten B.V.

Nijverdal, the Netherlands

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1999

General Accounting Specialist

Iomega International S.A.

Utrecht, the Netherlands

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1998

Management Accountant

Bank Insinger de Beaufort N.V.
(formerly Integro Financial Services B.V.)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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1993

Trust Officer & Accountant

Integro Financial Services B.V.
(is now Bank Insinger de Beaufort N.V.)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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1991

Chef du Bureau / Administrator

Sakol Timber Products C.V. U.A.

Utrecht. the Netherlands

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1987

Assistant Manager Option Order Administration

ING Bank - Securities Division
(formerly Nederlands Middenstands Bank)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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1986

Administrator

Kaashandel Zijerveld

Woerden, the Netherlands

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1985

Administrative Clerk

DETAM

Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Other (non-financial administrative) professions

  • Construction - Carpenter - for the following employers amongst others : TKB (NL), Rietdekker Keen (NL), Aannemersbedrijf van Zoelen (NL) en John Kim Builders (USA)
    • residential (framing, finish carpentry, sheetrock, masonry, insulation, plaster and tiles).
    • commercial (sheetrock, painting & finish carpentry).
    • roofing (tile, asphalt & cedar shingle, slate, thatched and flat roofs)

  • Commercial Fishery - old fishermen never die, they just smell that way!
    • Mate/first-mate - offshore long-lining - swordfish, tuna and tilefish for the following employers: f(ishing)v(essel). Linda Marie, fv. Provider III, fv. Deborah Lynn (USA)
    • Mate - trawler - pollock, fluke, flounder, cod, and whiting - fv Mary Moon (USA)
    • Mate - open charter boat/partyboat - stripped bass and porgy - fv. Flying Cloud (USA)

  • Retail - Store clerk - Pfund’s ServiStar Hardware (USA)

Part time, vacation & volunteer work

  • Carpenter / foreman - construction sacristy - Legionaries of Christ (USA)
  • Maintenance worker - facility maintenance , landscaping & refuse removal - Hither Hills NY State Park (USA)
  • Production assembler - assembly, packaging and distribution of electronic instruments (USA)
  • Production worker - preparation, packaging and distribution of hair & skin products (USA)
  • Soda Jerk - counter service and dishwashing - Friendly's (USA)
  • Truck driver helper - feed supply company (NL)
  • Agricultural jobs - harvesting potatoes, weeding sugar beets en haying (NL)
  • Newspaper boy Newsday & Suffolk Sun(USA)

my skills

education, languages & competencies

education

nederland
system operator - ibm as400

1988

dataprocess

praktijkdiploma boekhouden

1987

instituut praehep

canada
master of business admin. - managerial finance & accounting

1980-1981

university of windsor, windsor, ontario, canada

bachelor of arts - biology & geography

1975-1980

mount allison univerity, sackville, new brunswick, canada

u.s.a
n.y. state high school diploma1969-1975huntington high school & robert k. toaz junior high school, huntington, new york, u.s.a


languages

englishspoken & written excellent
dutchspoken & written excellent
germanspoken fair


IT - strong knowledge of:

erpsap, oracle
accountingexact, platinum, accpac, quickbooks amongst others.
officewindows10, office2013 amongst others.
wwwhtml, css, javascript, php, mysql
  

core competencies

analytical   
  • strong ability to identify, define and analyze problems
  • good insight into relationships, causes and effects (helicopter view)

  • accurate   
  • strong in processing numbers
  • precise
  • systematic

  • responsible   
  • conscientious
  • able to prioritize
  • cognizant of desires and demands of external and internal clients and able to act on these
  • focus on organizations’s goals & mission and stakeholder’s interests

  • upright   
  • honest
  • dependable
  • loyal

  • flexible   
  • able to adapt to and make changes, these changes being either social, cultural or in the work place (reorganization, amended procedures, new automated systems, new colleagues)
  • work well independently but prefer to be a team member
  • my story

    my photo albums →


    1957

    groningenGroningen, the Netherlands

    born on Palm Sunday, April 14 1957

    1958

    the netherlands Glimmen, the Netherlands

    1957 - 1958

    1960

    somalia Mogadishu, Somalia

    1958 - 1960

    crèche - the nuns (italian - my mother tongue, which I no longer speak.)

    1964

    afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan

    1960 - 1964

    German School of Kabul - kindergarten (german)
    Ahlman Academy (american)

    1966

    tanzania Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    1965 - 1966

    International School of Tanganyika (british)

    1975

    usa United States


    Eastchester, New York

    1966 - 1967

    Greenvale School


    Huntington Station, New York

    1967 - 1975

    Jefferson Elementary School

    Robert K. Toaz Jr. High School

    Huntington High School


    Scarsdale, New York

    1975 - 1981

    1981

    canada Canada


    Sackville, New Brunswick

    1975 - 1980

    Mount Allison Univerity


    Windsor, Ontario

    1980 - 1981

    University of Windsor

    1984

    usa United States


    Montauk, New York

    1981 - 1984

    old fishermen never die, they just smell that way!

    2006

    the netherlands the Netherlands


    Maarssen

    1985 - 1999


    Glimmen

    1999 - 2000


    Zuidlaren

    2000 - 2006

    2007

    afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan

    2006 - 2007

    Dutch Committee for Afghanistan

    2018

    the netherlands the Netherlands


    Zuidlaren

    2007 - 2013


    the Hague

    nypost.com


    the climate change nightmare

    2013 -   

    hobbies & interests

    foreign affairs, religion & current events
    history, archaeology & anthropology
    building and construction, architecture, wood working & DIY
    reading
    cycling
    computer skills & web design
    watching Rugby Union & the NFL
    avid follower (via media) of the Giro, Tour & Vuelta

    contact info

    +31 (0)6 5767 6066 +31 (0)70 351 4046 willem@wboorsma.nl