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Celebrating our colleagues for life
Deloitte Alumni profile series
Every day, Deloitte alumni take on business challenges and make an impact as leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs—in their organisations, their industries, and their communities. Our Deloitte Alumni profile series shine a spotlight on the career journeys and accomplishments of our colleagues for life.
Mieke & Jérôme
How did you make the switch from Deloitte to the work you do now?
Mieke: Since joining Deloitte in 2005 as a Tax Consultant in the VAT department in Antwerp, I spent a decade developing my knowledge and competencies. In 2015 while on an outsourcing project at Ravago, I was offered a role as a VAT expert. Having worked my way up the ropes, I’m now Tax and Accounting Manager for the Group.
Jérôme: After finishing my law degree in 1998, I joined Deloitte as a Tax Consultant in a brand-new department within the Tax and Legal division. During a merger between Arthur Andersen and Deloitte in 2004, I was offered a job from one of my clients. It was too good an opportunity to pass up.
What skills did you acquire at Deloitte that you still carry with you?
Mieke: Deloitte was a great training ground for me because I worked in teams early on, so I understand the importance of cross team collaboration which is crucial in my current role. On top of this, I adopted an attitude of hard work, being proactive, getting up from your desk and talking to people, and looking for solutions – all which have served me well.
Jérôme: Excellence in work. Full stop. And I continue to use it in my day-to-day work. As internal advisors, it’s critical that we’re correct with our recommendations. In fact, it’s more of a personal approach to how one gives advice.