In 1974, Ton Smit and Jan de Wolf decide to start an office of their own. They first met as colleagues at accountancy firm Haring. Although Haring was about to merge with Camps and Obers, Smit and De Wolf went their own way.
With all their gained knowledge, they started their business in an old photo studio at the Loevesteinlaan in The Hague. ‘Bedrijfseconomisch adviesbureau Smit & de Wolf’ was born.
As business was good, former colleague Ton Peters joined their forces shortly after.
Due to their continuously growing client base, Smit & de Wolf moved to a ‘real’ office at the Cornelis de Wittlaan. At the same time, their team started growing too. Multiple assistant accountants, account managers and tax specialists joined the organisation.
The office at the Cornelis de Wittlaan soon turns out to be on the small side, and the company moves once again. The new office is located in a monumental building with commodious parking space at Scheveningseweg 10-12.
In the 90s and 00s, the business develops from administration-only to a full-service accountancy and consultancy practice.
Ton Smit’s commercial instinct and network positions the practice as a key player for SMB in the The Hague region.
At the same time, bringing in highly skilled accountants and tax advisors from the Big 4 ensures professionalization of the practice and their way of work. Hence, Smit & de Wolf was ahead of the pack, something that stayed that way ever since.
The unexpected passing of Ton Smit (July 2010) and Ton Peeters (November 2009), show great impact at the business, the people and the clients. To guide the business to these difficult times, a new management team is formed to support Jan de Wolf as good as possible. Because of the efforts of the staff, the management team and Jan de Wolf, the business is guided through these tough times.
Next, the business professionalizes further by obtaining an official Audit-license and by signing a HT-covenant with the tax authorities.
After fulfilling the role of management team for a few years, Rutger de Wolf, Dave Lodder, Robert-Jan Peeters and Henk-Jan Garnaat decide to take over the business from Jan de Wolf and the heirs of Ton Smit. With all their experience within the organisation, their network of clients and with respect for the past, they pursue a new direction with Smit & de Wolf.
More than before, they position the business around consultancy, with accountancy and physicality as key practices. Just like in 1974, engagement and drive are still at the heart of the business.
Small and medium-sized businesses are the motor of the Dutch economy
Because of modern technology and innovation, small businesses have the tools to beat the big corporates. More than ever. Look at Marqt, the small but luxury supermarket standing up against Albert Heijn, or bike manufacturer VanMoof challenging Gazelle.
As the impact of SMB’s is growing, so is complexity for these businesses. Keeping up with laws and administration becomes more complex, the impact of digital technology grows, financial interests become higher and the need for external funding grows too. In short, things are getting complicated.
Running a business is a complex activity.
We offer advice you can build your business upon.
That’s why we’re here.
At Smit & de Wolf we oversee every financial element of your business. Besides automating and controlling your administration, we offer a wide variety of services. From improving your solvability to helping you find external financing; from valuation of the business to Due Dilligence; from acquisition to tax advice.
We’re on your side.
We’re just as proud when reaching a major target. As we’re businessmen too, we understand what running a business feels like. And therefore, we’re part of your team. One of our clients actually made us a business card saying ‘CFO’. We then realized this is the core of what we do best.
Smit & de Wolf. For every business that could use a CFO.
A client made us a business card saying ‘CFO’
As a ‘CFO’, Henk-Jan is always looking for success for his clients. As an experienced tax specialist he is specialized in financial and fiscal aspects of real estates, mergers and acquisitions. Thus, he’s always overseeing ‘the bigger picture’.
Dave lives for SMBs, and is an expert when it comes to succession planning, acquisitions, reorganizations, financing problems and fiscal optimalization. Whatever the challenge, Dave has a solution.
Robert-Jan is a senior advisor on both strategic and field level. He advises and assists with formulating strategies and targets, but simultaneously looks after setting up the financial administration. Besides this, he’s an expert when it comes to valuation of businesses during acquisition – both buying and selling.
Rutger is a son of one of the founders of Smit & de Wolf. He fulfils the role of CFO for multiple clients, is end responsible for the accountancy practice and specialist when it comes to Due Diligence.
René is an expert when it comes to automated financial administration and sparring partner for both small and medium-sized businesses. He services a set group of SMB-entrepreneurs, which he advises on a daily basis.
Ashwien is a problem solver, and supports our accountants and account managers. Next to his work at Smit & de Wolf, he is studying accountancy.
Jolenta likes to surpass expectations of clients by offering a service-driven approach in all she does. She supports our accountancy practice by preparing files and processing administrations.
Frank is a senior account manager of multiple SMB+ businesses. He pays attention to details, focuses on a multidisciplinary approach and values long-lasting client relationships.
Dick is responsible for all our payroll clients, and is seen as the go-to person when it comes to social- and employee insurance. He is motivated by challenges arising from the ever-changing tax-, social- and labour law.
Richard supports our accountancy practice, and likes to learn one new ding a day. After a short career as a professional football player, he has been responsible for processing our clients’ financial administrations for quite some time.
Bas works in our income tax practice. He fills in complicated tax returns from both business as private clients, and values direct communication. Next to his responsibilities at Smit & de Wolf, he’s finishing a master’s degree in labour law and tax law.
Martijn is responsible for our corporate tax department, and likes working in an ever-changing field of work. He is specialized in estate- and financial planning.
Marian is our go-to person for clients on a daily basis and continuously invests in the human side of our business. She welcomes clients and relations with a smile.
Piet is responsible for our income tax practice, and specialises in complex income tax problems and estate planning. He advises businesses and private clients on both tax-related and financial questions.
Peter serves a broad group of clients, varying from start-ups to medium-sized businesses. He services clients with a smart and automated financial administration and kick-starts businesses with relevant knowledge and know-how.
Alfred works in our income tax practice and advises both business as private clients when it comes to tax-related issues. He specializes in international tax law, and is responsible for our expat department.
Gerard is our specialist when it comes to the hospitality industry. As an experienced advisor who values the diversity within our business, he helps clients to setup their financial administration as efficient as possible.
Wil started in controlling, but now fulfils a key role in our accountancy practice. With his knowlegde on ICT, he delivers value to clients in multiple ways.
Ellis is the first point of contact for any client. She keeps Smit & de Wolf moving with her knowledge, and besides that takes care of our own financial administration.
Jochem likes a challenge and fulfils a multidisciplinary role within our team. As a specialist in contract and corporate law but also having tax and law qualifications, he helps clients to come to the right decision, no matter the problem.
Sander specializes in financial processes and Exact Online, and serves multiple SMB-clients with his problem-solving mentality. He is the eldest son of one of the founders of Smit & de Wolf.
Mark optimizes digital processes to enhance efficiency for both our clients and Smit & de Wolf. He specializes in virtualisation, and thus adds value in financial processes both internally and externally.
Vicky has an answer to all your questions: she always knows the right person for a specific problem. Next to that, she takes care of our webcare and has been around for quite some years at Smit & de Wolf.
Nourdin specializes in corporate tax and is a team player. He likes diverse and challenging fiscal issues, and is responsible for filling in all tax returns at Smit & de Wolf.