Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

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

Friday, June 7, 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
SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - JUNE 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 provi… Read more


Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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

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

March Newsletter - Issue 106

Monday, March 18, 2019
GFOABC March newsletter is now available. Enjoy! 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


Friday, March 1, 2019
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


Friday, February 1, 2019
KPMG provides Audit, Tax, and Advisory services and industry insight to help organizations manage risk and performance in the dynamic and challenging environments in which they do business.KPMG combines our multi-disciplinary approach with d… 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

Now recruiting for the Joint Pension Committee

Monday, January 28, 2019
LGMA and GFOABC invite you to share your expertise, support your colleagues, and broaden your networks while enhancing local government programming. Volunteer opportunities are available for the Joint Pension Committee, and we encourage you to co… Read more

Speculation and Vacancy Tax information

Friday, January 25, 2019
The Ministry of Finance has provided a helpful brochure to help communities in BC better understand the Speculation Tax. Speculation and Vacancy Tax Brochure Read more