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Excellence in Local Government - Get your copy today!

Monday, August 13, 2018
All your local government resources in one place!  GFOABC is proud to have collaberated on Excellence in Local Government. A number of independent organizations exist in the province whose mandates are to provide important services and support to loc… Read more

ISLAND AND SUNSHINE COAST COMMUNITIES CREATING COMMUNITY BENEFIT HUB

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Strategic public-sector procurement will leverage tax dollars to meet community goals COURTENAY – Public-sector purchasing is an important part of the Vancouver Island and Coast economy, and ‘strategic procurement’ is a significant way to leverage ta… Read more

PSAB releases two documents for comment for a revised Conceptual Framework and Reporting Model

Monday, August 6, 2018
The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) seeks feedback on the following two documents that propose changes to the current conceptual framework and reporting model, impacting PSAB’s stakeholders for decades to come: Statement of Concepts,… Read more

Reviewing PSAB’s Approach to International Public Sector Accounting Standards

Monday, August 6, 2018
In its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) determined the time was right to review its approach to International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). On May 28, 2018, PSAB issued a Consultation Paper, “Review… Read more

PSAB releases new section on Asset Retirement Obligations

Monday, August 6, 2018
The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) issued ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS, Section PS 3280 and the related Basis for Conclusions. The new Section establishes standards on how to account for and report a liability for asset retirement obligations… Read more

SPONSORS OF THE MONTH - August

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Lidstone & Company is a municipal law firm that acts primarily for municipalities throughout Canada. The firm also acts for local government associations and authorities, boards, commissions, corporations, societies, or agencies, including poli… Read more

AUDITOR GENERAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT - ANNUAL REPORT

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The AGLG has released their Annual Report. READ REPORT Read more

2018 INTER-AGENCY AGREEMENT - NEW!

Friday, July 6, 2018
INTER-AGENCY OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES and REIMBURSEMENT RATES The Office of the Fire Commissioner, The Fire Chiefs Association of BC   & BC Wildfire Service READ Read more

SPONSORS OF THE MONTH - July

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
In Canada, PwC has more than 6,500 partners and staff in locations from St. John's, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia. With more than 100 years of excellence in Canada, we provide industry focused assurance, advisory and tax services f… Read more

HOW TO PREPARE BETTER RFP REQUIREMENTS LISTS FOR IT SUCCESS

Friday, June 15, 2018
Several of our recent articles have outlined IT project success factors and the significant rate of failures that have become commonplace. There are many causes for failure. First among them is choosing a solution that does not meet the needs of your… Read more

JUNE SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - MFABC

Friday, June 1, 2018
The Municipal Finance Authority operates under its own Act, as the central borrowing agency for the financing of long-term and short-term capital requirements of regional districts and their member municipalities, regional hospital districts and… Read more

Employer Health Tax Impact on Local Government - UBCM Report

Friday, May 4, 2018
The Province of British Columbia’s 2018/19 – 2020/21 Budget and Fiscal Plan includes a commitment to eliminate Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums and fund this change through the implementation of an employer health tax (EHT). Since local governme… Read more

MAY SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - CASEWARE

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Who We Are - CaseWare is a leading supplier of software solutions to accountants and auditors worldwide. Founded in Toronto in 1988, CaseWare is the dominant provider of mission-critical accounting and auditing software used by domestic and global a… Read more

MEMBER RECOGNITION AWARDS

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The "Member Recognition Awards" will be presented at the GFOABC annual Conference in Kelowna. To promote excellence in government service and government finance, GFOABC annually awards individuals who have made significant contributions in the area o… Read more

APRIL SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - BC ASSESSMENT

Sunday, April 1, 2018
BC Assessment's business is to provide a stable and predictable base for real property taxation in British Columbia. To meet its goal, BC Assessment completes an annual Assessment Roll, and produces independent, uniform and efficient property assess… Read more

BC BUDGET SUMMARY

Monday, March 19, 2018
BC’s Finance Minister Carole James delivered the province’s 2018 budget on February 20, 2018.  The budget anticipates a surplus of $219 million for 2018, $281 million for 2019 and $284 million for 2020.  The budget strongly emphasizes the province’s … Read more

EOC FINANCE SURVIVAL GUIDE

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
EOC FINANCE TIPS, TRICKS AND CHECKLISTS Emergency responses to flood and fire seem to have become the norm in BC in the spring and summer months now… Before Any Events – The Finance Section Heads and staff might want to equip themselves with a toolki… Read more