The Finance Department is responsible for the administration of the municipality's financial affairs. In this role we provide support services to Council and each of the other departments which operate within the municipality. The department's activities are governed by a variety of federal, provincial and municipal policies and guidelines.
Administrative support provided to Council and other departments involves the processing of payroll, accounts payable, invoicing and collections associated with property taxation and various municipal user fees including water and wastewater, budget preparation and reporting as well as responsibility for annual audit and related reports. We also prepare and file a variety of financial claims and reports associated with programs and projects for which the municipality receives funding from outside sources.
The department is also responsible for the administration of the municipality's group benefits and pension plans as well as municipal investments, trust accounts and banking relationships. From time to time we
assist in the preparation of special reports and studies required by Council.
We also provide basic IT support to municipal operations.