Professor at Université du Québec en Outaouais
Michel Blanchette is professor of accounting and director of the Module des sciences comptables at Université du Québec en Outaouais (a French-speaking university located in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada). He teaches accounting and financial analysis at undergraduate level and MBA. He is Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCMA, FCPA auditor, FCA).
Michel Blanchette began his career at Clarkson Gordon (Ernst & Young) in the field of auditing where he worked on various mandates with insurance companies and small and medium-sized entities. He taught three years at Université Laval (Quebec, Canada) where he conducted his first research on derivatives, particularly interest rate swaps, from which he produced several publications. His research interests have evolved towards financial instruments and hedging and, more recently, towards the International financial reporting standards (IFRS) and financial analysis. He has published several papers, including research reports sponsored by CGA-Canada on the impact of IFRS adoption in Canada in 2011 and 2013.
The expertise of Michel Blanchette relies on the combination of his knowledge in accounting and finance. Among his professional activities, he provides training in financial analysis at university and for organizations such as Export Development Canada. He made several speeches at scientific and professional conferences. He was invited by foreign universities in Australia (Australian National University, 1996) and China (Hangzhou University of Commerce, 1998; Zhejiang Gongshang University, 2009; Shaoxing University, 2012).