About Us

True North Accounting was founded by Chris Farquharson (a registered Chartered Accountant & Auditor) in August 2007, when he left a prior partnership, with his clients and a select few staff, to start his own firm.

Chris was well liked and respected by both his team & clients. He brought a contagious energy and enthusiasm to everything he did, which inevitably lead to the success of the firm. Chris tragically passed away in September 2013. His wife, Jeanne Farquharson, who had been with True North since its inception, invited a longstanding associate, John Macey, to join the firm.

Under John and Jeanne’s guidance, the firm has continued successfully, which is testimony to the longstanding relationships that they have with their clients and staff. Most of the staff that have been part of the team from inception, still form an integral part of the firm namely:

  • Karsten Marais and Tracey Martincich who head up the audit section,
  • Valene Allison who manages our tax department and clients’ tax compliance
  • Liz Farquharson who is one of the senior accountants.

John Macey

John Macey is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Registered Auditor with over 30 years’ financial experience. He completed his articles at Deloitte & Touche in 1990. He has been Financial Director of manufacturing companies, lectured financial and management accounting at the University of Cape Town and has advised on corporate finance deal structuring. He currently sits on the board and audit committees of three listed groups.

Jeanne Farquharson

Jeanne Farquharson has been with the firm since its inception in 2007. Prior to this she headed up the accounting department of an accounting firm and has a BCom Accounting Sciences Degree from the University of Pretoria. Over more than 20 years she has gained an in-depth knowledge of the accounting business and has been involved in the development and organisation of the firm.