Why don’t you give us a call in the morning and experience what (the voice) of Aleida can do for you! Our office manager is someone who loves new games and gadgets, so is happy to try out our new software. Or better yet; explain it to our Bookie Bazen. She always has time for a last minute errand or something that’s come up. Phone in hand she’ll walk you through The Bookie Webapp, whilst at the same time keeping our office at the Oudegracht in order. She mails, ordens, organises, photoshops and plans everything we need. Meanwhile she’ll run a wipe over your desk. Not her job, but she likes the difference it makes.

At the office Speck gets all her attention, while at home her cat Lewis casually awaits her return. With a love of cheesy hits and punny jokes, she’s the mother The Bookie needed.

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Our stolid Frisian with a smooth groove. As easily as he plays the ivory and ebony keys in one of his many bands, he’ll explain the ins and outs of your annual report to you. Because besides being an Accountant he’s also got an interest in NLP.

He’s a treasure trove of little fiscal facts. And on our shop floor he carefully maneuvers himself around difficult questions, both metaphorically as physically because measuring in at 1.99m he is our tallest bookie!

Curious what he looks like? Check out his performance on Omrop Fryslan

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Before Gijs founded The Bookie he used to handle the financial administration for festivals and a large number of freelancers in the cultural industry. Therefore it’s not surprising that a large part of creative Utrecht is working with The Bookie.

Gijs is not only a bookkeeper, but also a pianist, parachutist and kitesurfer. He prefers to learn everything himself. But, given that learning skills in entrepreneurship also has its limits, he likes to help others who do what they like best and/or can do best. That is why he has developed The Bookie Web App together with a number of clever developers.

During lunch he rolls through the city at his inlines, he strums at the banjo or saves the savior of house dog Speck from the Oudegracht (see what happened).

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As an entrepreneurship teacher for creatives, Mariangela aka Mari rolled into the profession: not out of love for Excel sheets, numbers and figures, but out of frustration for the cumbersome and complexity of the material.

As a missionary for accounting for dummies she ended up at The Bookie. To facilitate starting entrepreneurs and to turn difficult language into clear to do’s.

From the perspective that collaboration can bring together knowledge, inspiration and money, her focus within The Bookie is on creating a network in which Bookies and Bookie Bazen support each other and collectively tackle challenges.

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This Bookie was spoon fed with accounting. As his father works as a tax advisor for the performing arts, it is not surprising that Niek is also a bookkeeper, next to being a drummer in the sexiest band of the Netherlands (watch a video from The X Raiders).

While it did not interest him in the past, it was precisely the accounting for his own band, which provided insight into the large amount of tax possibilities and ‘tricks’, as he likes to call them.

And just like Simon, Niek is also fond of playing with numbers.

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A true financial fanatic, who loves to solve puzzles. The more complex, the better. Since his teens, he has been working in financial departments to now support the bookkeeping of various freelancers at The Bookie. Simon loves tax puzzles and always finds a solution.

During lunch or Bookie Drinks Simon introduces us to new board games.

During he’s free time he’s a real foodie: cooking, eating out and talking about all the disches he had.

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Casually performing a flawless hattrick that won his team, FC De Bilt, this year’s title aside, there is nothing casual about his work ethic; he tends to be the first on in the office. And with reason: he organises all incoming paperwork and files, checks the checklists and makes sure all his colleagues can start their day all organised and caught up! With Accountancy as his specialism he’ll often ask the reason ‘why’ behind certain legislation.

Our junior Bookie might be the Benjamin of our team, but his taste in music would suggest otherwise: if it’s up to him we’d get a complete musical education on all the Dutch (language) classics!

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