Paul Schutjens Partner

Paul Schutjens

Personal quote / vision

I have committed myself to providing high quality services by combining optimal performing teams with relevant experience and specific expertise with delivering added value to my clients.

Specialist experience

  • Extensive audit and advisory experience in investment management, (regulated) investment funds with investments in real estate, private equity, infrastructure, and renewable energy and international holding and financing structures
  • In-depth financial reporting expertise (IFRS accredited, Dutch GAAP)
  • Specialized in valuation issues for real estate, construction, renewable energy, and private equity and in-depth knowledge of IPEV / EVCA valuation guidelines
  • Broad experience and expertise of corporate governance, risk management and compliance, including laws and regulations (AIFMD) and ISAE 3402 certification

Specific client experience

  • Investment managers
  • Investment funds (both regulated and unregulated)
  • Financing structures (capital carkets)
  • Alternative investment vehicles with a focus on real estate, infrastructure, private equity and renewable energy, among others
  • International holding structures
  • Real estate investors
  • Property managers
  • Construction and project development
  • Infrastructure

Education and work experience

  • 1997 - 2000 | Avans Hogeschool | Bachelor of economics
  • 2000 | Nyenrode | Accountancy
  • 2004 - 2008 | EY | Senior Personnel Financial Services Organization / Multinationals
  • 2012 - 2016 | EY | Senior Manager Assurance
  • 2016 - 2024 | Mazars | Partner-owner Audit, Financial Audit
  • 2024 - present | Forvis Mazars | Partner-Chairman Audit, Financial Audit

Additional positions

  • I am also involved in various internal and external quality initiatives, including writing and supporting internal and NBA practice handbooks, culture and behavior initiatives, and thesis and internship guidance
  • I am also a member of the Financial Institutions Sector Group and the Construction & Real Estate Sector Group and a member of the Forvis Mazars Global Real Estate Group.

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