Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia


Sunday, September 1, 2019
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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


Thursday, August 1, 2019
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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


Monday, July 1, 2019
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Quarterly Question - Finance Department Staffing Levels

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Previous quarterly survey results: Elected Official Remuneration Next quarterly question: Property Tax...What's Included? Please take the time to complete this survey.  Thank you to Sheena Moore of Revelstoke for the online forum post that prompted t… Read more


Monday, June 3, 2019
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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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


Monday, April 1, 2019
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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

Quarterly Question - Elected Official Remuneration

Monday, March 18, 2019
Previous quarterly survey results: Local Gov't Financial Software  Next quarterly question: Finance Department Staffing Levels Please take the time to complete this survey.  Our most recent question on elected official remuneration was prompted after… Read more