Pauline Bloemberg-Hirs

Pauline Bloemberg-Hirs

“Work as an accountant? No way!” Pauline Bloemberg was once convinced that accountancy was not her cup of tea at all. “Boring men’s work”, that’s how she saw it. Since January 2012, she has been a partner.

She does not meet many female colleagues, but has noticed that clients like to work together with a woman. “I am quite a straightforward and flexible person, I can easily put myself in my client’s shoes.” Mrs. Bloemberg works in the field of practice a lot. “Having contacts with people is very important to me. I enjoy my job and it probably shows.”

Mrs. Bloemberg started working at Swart&co in 1992. She gradually worked her way up as a result of experience, education and training. “I think it is a great advantage to have started at the bottom. I know the firm inside out. It is a small company and I like that. It makes for easy communication and few layers.”

In her leisure time, Mrs. Bloemberg’s main challenge is karate. “Karate lessons are one and a half hours of strenuous work. Technically, it is a difficult sport, but one I like very much!” For her, karate is a family activity. She practices the sport together with her husband and two children.