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Saturday, Apr 30, 2016

What's New

Town of Smithers is seeking a Senior Accounting Clerk.  Apply here.

City of Burnaby requires a Supervisor of Financial Services.  Apply here.

City of Vancouver is seeking a Financial Analyst II (Finance and Performance Measurement).  Apply here.

City of Kelowna is hiring 3 Accounting Assistant.  Apply here.

Township of Esquimalt requires a Senior Accountant. Apply here.

City of Kamloops requires a Financial Services Manager.  Apply here.

The City of Kamloops requires a Budget and Planning Manager.  Apply here.

City of Kimberley is looking for a Chief Financial Office.  Apply here.

The City of Richmond is seeking a Supervisor, Financial Planning & Analysis.  Apply here.

Sponsor of the Month – BC Assessment
Gold Sponsor
Thank you from all of us at GFOA for your continued support!

BC Assessment is a Crown corporation that serves as the trusted provider of property assessments and property information in B.C.


.....Spring PD is approaching.....

April 25, 26, May 4

Kamloops   Powell River


Property Tax 101

Payroll in Local Government

Register here

(Contact office@gfoabc.ca for Powell River on May 4)


Pre-Conference and Annual Conference

May 30-31st and June 1-3rd, 2016

---Partners in Leadership---

Chateau Whistler


Exhibitor Registration (June1-2):

Each booth registration includes 2 (two) delegates.

A great way to endorse your organization, meet like-minded

people, add items to the delegate bags



Pre-Conference Overview (May 30-31)

The Pre-Conference courses are an intensive selection of day-long instruction for financial professionals.


     Continuing on the theme of Partners in Leadership, the LGMA of BC and the GFOA of BC are partnering tools and resources to bring Leading Practices for Capital Project Procurement in local government in B.C.  GFOABC will present a full day pre-Conference session giving local governments the opportunity to preview the "Resource Toolkit", which will be developed as part of this project, and hear from purchasing professionals regarding how to scale these practices for a community.  There will also be concurrent sessions to introduce this initiative to all participants.

     Our partners and sponsors are also going to facilitate several Panel Discussions, including:  How to Prevent Cyber Fraud, and Budgeting Techniques -- Beyond Last Year's Budget Plus 3%.

Other programs Monday and Tuesday:
  • Practical Application of Internal Controls (Jamie Black)
  • Creating a Long Term Financial Plan (Gary Scandlan)
  • Project Procurement Toolkit (Cris Munro)
  • Taxation Policy and Property Tax Rates (Doug Stein and Garry Jackson)
  • Financial Indicators (Shelley Hahn and Andrew Hoge)
  • Asset Management (Dan Wilson)
  • Citizen Engagement in the Budget Process (Jan Enns and Nyla Attiana)
Pre-Conference Registration (May 30-31):


Conference Overview:


 J.P. Pawliw-Fry

GFOA is pleased to announce our keynote speaker for the 2016 Conference in Whistler is Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry (pronounced Paloo-Fry). 
An internationally renowned thought-leader on performance, leadership, and managing under pressure.  Melding state-of-the-art research with powerful inspiration, he creates thought-provoking and moving presentations using research and storytelling, and inspires others to take their professional and personal lives to the next level.

The 2016 GFOABC Annual Conference is a three day professional development event scheduled for June 1st - June 3rd, 2016 at the gorgeous Fairmont Chateau Whistler, in Whistler, BC. The conference brings together local government finance professionals to explore best practices, innovative solutions and future trends in the field of local government finance.  The event features keynote presentations, in depth workshops and concurrent education sessions.

Conference Registration (June 1-3):


Hotel Reservations


Book Your Room at The Fairmont
(rooms are full for Thursday night)
*Be sure to identify yourself as being with the Government Finance Officers Association of BC group or give group code “0516GOVE_001” in order to receive the group rates.



The Four Seasons is a few minutes walk to the Conference, and has opened up some additional room selections for us at great rates.

Please dial 800-268-6282 and be sure to ask for the “GFOABC Conference (Fairmont Overflow)” special group rates.



Whistler Tourism has created a website for us to select

a variety of discounted accommodations in Whistler,

within a 10 minute walk,

to suit individual/family needs:




Who is GFOA of BC?

Established in 1989, the Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization that represents local government finance officers in BC.  Our membership is comprised of over 1000 members representing 160 Municipalities and 28 Regional Districts in the province.

Our Vision is to be the leading association for local government financial management in Canada.
Our Mission is to promote excellence in local government through the support and development of our members.
Our core Values are: Professionalism, Leadership and Collaboration.

Our Focus is on the support, education and development of finance professionals.  We offer a wide variety of courses, webinars and workshops on topics of current interest and relevance.  We also provide opportunities for our members to connect with other local finance professionals and supporting organizations through regular newsletters, events and our annual Conference and Trade Show in May.

Become a Member today!  GFOA BC members are part of a network of professionals, facing the same challenges and issues within municipal finance.  Members receive monthly updates from the Association, quarterly newsletters, preferred pricing for GFOA events and access to our website resources and discussion forum.
The GFOABC is a progressive, organization; growing to support the needs of its Members and Board of Directors. With a new strategic plan and work underway on a new brand, full service website and online presence, we are looking forward
to an exciting year in 2016!


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Contact Us

Government Finance Officers Association of BC
#408 - 612 View Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1J5

Tel: 250-382-6871

Paul Macklem
Executive Director

General Enquiries

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