MARK DEBUSSCHERE CPA, CA, CAFM
Mark has 18 plus years offering business advice and assurance services to local and national companies. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in Finance and minor in Accounting, from McGill University while playing on the varsity hockey team for 4 years. He went on to obtain his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation while working at national accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Saskatoon. While at PwC, Mark worked with local businesses, NPO’s and First Nations to offer operating and tax advice as well as assurance services. In this role he also offered budgeting assistance, financial analysis and led training sessions for Boards.
After PwC, Mark joined the University of Saskatchewan as Senior Financial Officer in their Corporate Administration department where he assisted with policy development, served on the Board of a university subsidiary, offered accounting assistance to subsidiary’s and managed the finances for the university’s real estate portfolio including retail and land leasing.
Mark then became the Director of Operations at Muskeg Lake Cree Nation where he was responsible for managing the overall operations of the band.. He was able to implement many policies and operating changes to increase operating capacity, which resulted in a surplus for Muskeg Lake.
Mark continues to work with NPO's and First Nations on assurance and consulting engagements. In 2018, Mark obtained his Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation through AFOA Canada. He currently teaches and develops courses for AFOA Saskatchewan which he delivers across the Province as well as directly to clients.
Mark is married to Laura and they have twins. He is actively involved in his kids activities as a serious dance dad with two 'Dance Dad Revolution' first place finishes thanks to his kids teachings. He likes to golf and play hockey and has been on the organizing committees of the World Junior Hockey Championships and the Memorial Cup in Saskatoon along with various other volunteer positions.
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation
Chartered Accountant (CA) Designation
B.Comm from McGill University
Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) Designation
The Osgoode Certificate in Fundamentals of Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law
Commissioner for Oaths