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“Your challenge is our passion.”

Astrid Belgrave

Professional Profile

An experienced Chartered Accountant with a passion for people and sustainable development. Her knowledge comprises turnover tax, fiscal strategy, horizontal supervision, administrative organization, auditing.

More than 25 years of experience as business economist, register accountant, government accountant and fiscal expert in the Financial Sector and the Ministry of Finances (Tax Authorities).

The past years she held various senior positions within the Unit Financial Institutions of the Tax Authorities (Senior Tax Accountant), Corporate Audit Services of ING Bank Nederland (Netherlands) and ING Wholesale Banking (in the position of Audit Manager), ING Bank Curaçao (Vice-President Internal Audit Department) en Central Bank of Suriname (Senior Bank Examiner).

Specialist in the field of Horizontal Supervision;

Specialist in the field of Turnover Tax;

Assessing of newly developed ICT systems;

Set-up of Internal Audit divisions;

Transforming and professionalizing of Internal Inspection Departments into Internal Audit Departments.

Set-up and assessing of annual accounts.

Participation in various project groups, working groups and advisory bodies.

Key Achievements

Delivery of the project Soft Controls that ultimately became part of the enforcement pallet of the Tax Authorities;

Participation and delivery of the Growth Model project of the Tax Authorities;

Start-up and completion of various “tax audits” at large (financial) institutions;

Participation in various working groups within Corporate Audit Services ING Nederland and  Wholesale Banking (IFRS, SOx, Fraud, Margin Finance, Reporting of Unusual Transactions, Consolidation);

Professionalizing of the Internal Audit Division of C&E Bankiers (Bankers);

Transforming of the Internal Inspection Department to the Internal Audit Division (ING Bank Curaçao);

Development and co-providing of the first training course “Horizontal Supervision of the Tax Authorities”;

Coauthor of the reaction on the green paper “Corporate Governance within the Financial Institutions and Remuneration policies”;

Set-up and professionalizing of the Offsite Inspection Supervision of the Central Bank of Suriname.

Assessing of Corporate Governance structures at various Financial Institutions.