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.
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
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 office dog Speck from the Oudegracht (see what happened).
As an entrepreneurship teacher for creatives, Mariangela (aka Mari) rolled into this profession: not out of love for Excel sheets, numbers and figures, but out of frustration with the cumbersome nature 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.
Believing 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.
This is one determined lady: once she decided she wanted to work for The Bookie, she pulled out all the stops to demonstrate her knowledge and inquisitiveness. And this goal-orientation is characteristic for this Bookie: she searches for solutions even in the most challenging situations and asks questions until an answer is found.
From healthcare to accounting: Jessica made a conscious career switch, which did not happen overnight. Because once she had decided to change her tactics, this soccer player immediately started the HBO Finance and Control program. As a true team player, Jessica ensures peace and attention at The Bookie.
This wizkid, who stated in her application that she “likes to get to the bottom of things”, demonstrates that daily. Naturally curious, she made the switch from Biology to Bookkeeping. According to her, “something that corresponds to doing medical research in the lab, since it requires routine and reflection at work.”
Just like Tim, she is arrives early in morning to get into the mood for carrying out structured checks and declarations. A routine that certainly contributes to being one of the fastest in her all-round development.
This word artist (re) introduced Tosti Arabarita and the famous Discotina (her pet name for Venezia’s biscuit flavor Biscottino) in addition to the never-ending giggles.
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 his free time he’s a real foodie: cooking, eating out and talking passionately about all the dishes he ate. He even has an excel sheet of all the flavours of Italian ice cream he’s eaten and how he liked it. Talk about the ultimate combination of a foodie and bookkeeper 🙂
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!
The other of the two with the same first name.
Since he started in the accounting profession in 2007, simultaneously with his dual accountancy study, this Bookie has compiled hundreds of annual accounts, handled thousands of tax returns and provided various (tax) consultancy assignments. Recently he has been coming straight from Scherpenzeel Eastside to Utrecht City. Why? Although he still enjoys closing debits and credits as a true Number Nerd, the often “colder” contact with the larger companies made him want to work with freelancers and the difference that Tim can make in this.
In addition, Tim’s interest also has to do with his own creative urge: this Bookie also makes music. Tim has been playing guitar since he was 17 and recently the keyboard, drums and vocal cords have been added. And if you count his jokes, “creating” is a full-time job for this man.