Wolters Kluwer’s Bas Kniphorst Recognized as Top Young Industry Leader

Honored for Advancing the Accounting Profession through Exemplary Leadership and Innovative Thinking

(NEW YORK, NY, August 30, 2017) — Bas Kniphorst, Vice President of Product Management for the US Research & Learning business in Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting, has been named as among the top in the accounting profession by CPA Practice Advisor in its annual list of the nation’s “Top 20 under 40” Superstars. This elite list recognizes young leaders who are helping advance the profession through their roles in technology, education, consulting and firm development, and helping to guide the profession into the future.

CPA Practice Advisor selected 20 professionals, all under the age of 40, based on their current leadership and contributions in and around the tax and accounting profession. According to the publication, the 20 under 40 honorees are “visibly and incrementally changing the accounting profession through their exemplary leadership, their innovative thinking, their collaborative efforts guaranteed to provide unity to the profession across the generations, and their community outreach which extends the visibility of the profession outside the workplace.”

Kniphorst was honored for his leadership in developing solutions that have helped accountants grow their practice and be more effective.

“We’re proud that one of our own has been recognized on this elite list for his hard work, dedication and leadership,” said Josh Braunstein, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the US Research & Learning business in Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting. “Bas’ global perspective and deep industry and institutional knowledge have enabled him to add significant value to all the businesses he has worked in and led.”

Most recently, Kniphorst and his team have developed award-winning tools that play a vital function in the industry by allowing tax and accounting professionals to understand and act on laws, regulations and changes. In the United States, Bas’ team launched CCH AnswerConnect, an answer-oriented, tax information service developed for both practitioners and corporate tax professionals who rely on quality tax content to advise their clients. CCH AnswerConnect represents a major step forward in how Wolters Kluwer leverages its industry-leading tax information, replacing traditional search and retrieve with a transformed question-and-answer model. Additionally, Bas played a lead role in the development and launch of CCH iQ in Australia, the tax and accounting industry’s first solution to rely on artificial intelligence to redefine how accounting firms do business in the cloud.

Read more about Kniphorst in CPA Practice Advisor’s 2017 Top 20 Under 40.

About Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting

Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advise clients with speed, accuracy and efficiency.

Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting is part of Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL), a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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