Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

Conference & COVID-19 Update

Monday, March 23, 2020
Dear Members, Developments around COVID-19 continue to move quickly and are indeed extremely dynamic. GFOABC has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Early last week, the decision was made to explore a virtual option for the upcoming 2020 … Read more

Quarterly Question - Mortgage Listings and Refunds…How do we recoup the cost?

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
We received responses from local governments of varying populations from across the province from the City of Vancouver to the Village of Lytton. It appears that charging for folio listings requested by mortgage companies is practiced by most local g… Read more

Sponsor of the Month | March 2020 | BDO

Saturday, March 7, 2020
For over 90 years, BDO has advised clients on their assurance, tax and business advisory needs, building a reputation for being one of the leading professional service providers in the marketplace. As the fifth largest firm of our kind world… Read more

Member Recognition Awards

Sunday, March 1, 2020
The "Member Recognition Awards" will be presented at the GFOABC annual Conference in Victoria. To promote excellence in government service and government finance, GFOABC annually awards individuals who have made significant contributions in the area … Read more

CPABC recognizes Myriah Foort with Early Achievement Award

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
MEDIA RELEASE CPABC honours Strathcona Regional District’s Myriah Foort with Early Achievement Award CAMPBELL RIVER, February 3, 2020 — Myriah Foort, CPA, CA, chief financial officer of Strathcona Regional District (Campbell River) was honoured with … Read more

CPABC recognizes Paul Murray with Fellowship

Monday, February 3, 2020
MEDIA RELEASE VICTORIA, January 30, 2020 —The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is proud to recognize Mark Dickie, FCPA, FCA, and Paul Murray, FCPA, FCGA, with a fellowship, the highest distinction that is bestowed upon a… Read more

Quarterly Question - NSF Fees…What’s the Standard?

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Previous quarterly question: Property Tax...What's Included? Next quarterly question: Mortgage Listings and Refunds…How do we Recoup the Cost? We received responses from nearly 50% of all local governments of varying populations from across the provi… Read more

2019 Asset Management BC Annual Conference

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Mark November 6 – 7, 2019 on your calendar for the 2019 Asset Management BC Annual Conference at the Radisson Hotel – Vancouver Airport. The conference theme is Innovate, Communicate and Celebrate – A Culture of Continuous Improvement. Learn about pr… Read more

GFOA 2020 Scholarship Applications – Save the Date!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
The Government Finance Officers Association will begin accepting applications for the 2020 GFOA Scholarships for Full- and Part-Time Students on October 21, 2019. GFOA provides several scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a c… Read more


Monday, August 19, 2019
FINANCIAL FRAUD TARGETING PUBLIC ENTITIES   We want to share important information on some of the financial fraud trends currently targeted at public entities in BC. Professional hackers are continually coming up with new schemes for defrauding indiv… Read more

PSAB is Looking for Your Feedback

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
PSAB has provided two opportunities to comment and the input GFOABC members provide could inform a response. The international strategy will impact the accounting standards that apply to all local governments. The Government Not-for-Profits Concultat… Read more

Land Tax Deferment Working Group

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Dear colleagues,  As you may know, the provincial Property Tax Deferment program is being modernized to move away from the manual submission, adjudication and management of new and renewal applications, to an online process that centralize this progr… Read more

Cannabis Costs Survey

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
UBCM, in collaboration with GFOABC, has released a survey seeking to examine local government costs related to cannabis legalization. The data collected will support UBCM’s discussions with the Province regarding cannabis excise tax revenue sharing, … Read more


Monday, April 29, 2019
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Community Excellence Awards. The Awards recognize and celebrate UBCM members that have implemented projects or programs that demonstrate excellence in meeting the purposes of local government in B.C. T… Read more

Survey on Cannabis Related Costs

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
UBCM, in collaboration with GFOABC, is preparing a survey with regard to the costs to local government of cannabis legalization. The data from this survey will support UBCM in its ongoing discussions with the province on the appropriate sharing of th… Read more

GFOABC invites you to participate in a FOCUS GROUP BREAKFAST

Friday, April 12, 2019
GFOABC invites you to participate in a FOCUS GROUP BREAKFAST at the upcoming ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Victoria.  REGISTER NOW GFOABC recently set forth on a new strategic direction that seeks to leverage the talent and expertise of our members, partne… Read more

2019 Federal Budget Summary

Monday, April 1, 2019
The 2019 federal budget was delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on March 19, 2019. The budget anticipates a $14.9 billion deficit for 2019, and forecasts deficits of $19.8 billion for 2020 and $19.7 billion for 2021. Budget 2019 – Investing in… Read more

The BC Construction Association is looking for a LG panelist

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Attention all local government practitioners! The BC Construction Association is looking for a panelist to speak about local government procurement challenges at their upcoming conference. Interested please contact Warren Perks | (250) 475-1077 ext 1… Read more

Complete the Annual Membership Survey to WIN!

Friday, February 1, 2019
Complete the 2019 Annual Membership Survey during the month of February to win a free conference registration. START SURVEY Read more