Financial Services

The Finance Department is responsible for the financial integrity of the Corporation, and as such, is viewed as the financial steward of the Corporation.

The Finance Department is lead by the Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer. The department delivers high quality financial services through five sections:

  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
  • Purchasing
  • Financial Support Services

The department has a staff complement of 75 employees.

Finance staff provide tax billing and collection services, accounting and payroll services, purchasing and procurement services, budgeting and financial planning and Financial Information Systems support in a prompt, courteous and cost effective manner.

The Finance Strategic Plan outlines the department’s vision, mission, strategic goals and action items that are planned for 2013 and 2014.

Vision

Deliver high quality financial services, within a framework of sound policies and internal controls, to a financially sustainable municipality.

Mission

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide sound financial policies and systems of internal controls, produce accurate and timely financial information, provide excellent customer service and sound financial advice to Council, management, departments, citizens, and ratepayers.

Values

  • provide high quality service with a citizen focus
  • manage the resources in our trust efficiently, responsibly and effectively
  • encourage innovation and accepting risks
  • maintain honest and open communication
  • create a climate of trust and a collegial working environment
  • act today in the interests of tomorrow

Strategic Goals

  • Focus on fiscal sustainability and long term financial planning.
  • Provide support to operating departments and provide timely and accurate financial statements (internal and external) to assist in decision making.
  • Perform the controllership function for the City by providing and enforcing sound financial policies and internal controls.
  • Maximize the capabilities and opportunities provided by the financial information systems.
  • Maintain a positive work environment and strong employee engagement within the Finance Department