November 19, 2019
George Ducharme is the chairman of the Ducharme Group of companies and managing director of the Ducharme Training Institute. In 1993, he commenced with his articles and in 1997 started as a full time academic, teaching financial accounting to students at a post-graduate level in preparation for the qualifying exam for South African chartered accountants. His last position was Professor and subject head of Financial Accounting at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He became a Professor at the age of 30. During his tenure at the UWC his students obtained a pass rate better than those of their peers, studying at other universities, in the qualifying exam for chartered accountants.
Following this academic exposure and extensive research on public sector accrual accounting, he sought to bring practically focused accounting and financial management implementation support to the public sector. This resulted in the founding of Ducharme in 2003.
He holds a post-graduate degree in Accounting and is a South African Chartered Accountant and member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). During his tenure as an academic George was the co-author of 3 accounting textbooks and a number of research articles in accredited accounting journals.