Andrew Van De Beek may dream of running his own whisky bar, but at the moment he’s an accountant, founder of illumin8, podcast host, coordinator of retreats and mentor of accountants. Get to know Andrew below before seeing his speaker session at Accountex on 11-12 May 2022 at ExCeL London.
1. What are you most looking forward to at Accountex?
Re-connecting some the other side of the world. I love spending time with the UK Community and this year it’s going to be great, I know it!
2. What can visitors look forward to in your session?
Something unlike what they will hear anywhere else. I’m going to bust some myths, break down some barriers and paint a picture of what the future might just look like.
3. Who has inspired you most in the industry?
I’m inspired by the everyday people. people who quietly go about their craft, with a desire to impact more. Has it been one person – no – but it’s the combination of interactions I’ve had around the world that remind me that there is so much potential within our industry.
4. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
You’re not defined by what you go through, but how you go through it.
5. What do you see as key trends for the accounting sector in the coming year?
Workplace Wellness and knowing our role – It’s nothing new, but in light of recent events, our role as business leaders, as well as team members has changed forever. Understanding what role we all play to create a beautiful workplace that delivers exceptional work to help our clients is key to future growth and sustainability.
Catch Andrew’s session titled ‘Advisory Beyond Numbers – How Thinking Bigger Could Save Your Clients Life’ on May 11 2022 at 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm in Keynote B Theatre.