Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia


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


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


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


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

Future Technology - Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Finance has always utilized technology. From the humble abacus (2700 - 2300 BCE) to adding machines (1642 CE), to today's PCs.  The last 40 years have seen even ‘Moore’ (excuse the pun, couldn’t resist) spectacular technological advancement, as discu… Read more


Thursday, March 1, 2018
SPONSORS OF THE MONTH - March   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 la… Read more


Thursday, February 1, 2018
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 deep, pr… Read more

GFOA of US & Canada is looking for Volunteers!

Monday, January 29, 2018
If you are an accountant, auditor, or academic with experience in government accounting and financial reporting, you are invited to become a volunteer reviewer for the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program. Read more. Read more

Tax Sale for Improvement Districts is open for registration

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Thursday, March 22 & 29, 10:00am - 11:30 via GoToWebinar Tax Sale is the ultimate tax collection tool. Selling a person’s property at Tax Sale is a big responsibility and includes an element of risk to the municipality.  If you have to do it, you… Read more

Free CaseWare Webinar from our Gold Sponsor!

Monday, January 22, 2018
Reduce time and improve accuracy! Venue: Online Instructor: Tricia Fraser CPD Hours: 1 Fees: No charge. Event Date: February 20, 2018 12:00 to 13:00 Pacific Standard Time Overview This webinar will help government finance officers in British Columb… Read more

2018 Conference and Tradeshow is open for Registration

Monday, January 22, 2018
The GFOABC Annual Conference has been the premier training opportunity for finance officers for over 20 years. This year will be no exception with a great program that will fulfill your professional development needs and provide valuable networking … Read more

Spring PD is open for Registration

Monday, January 15, 2018
It's Tax Time! GFOABC is committed to meeting the professional development needs of its members whether they are experienced finance professionals or they are beginning their careers, Spring PD will be no different. EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS FEBRUARY 2… Read more

Pre-Conference Workshops are open for Registration

Monday, January 15, 2018
Pre-Conference Workshops GFOABC is committed to equipping its members by providing a wide range of professional development opportunities, whether they are experienced finance professionals or just beginning their career.  Prior to the Annual Confere… Read more

JANUARY SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing

Monday, January 1, 2018
Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing takes leadership in supporting local governments, not-for-profit organizations and residents to build vibrant and healthy communities that are well governed,… Read more

December Newsletter - Issue 101

Monday, December 18, 2017
GFOABC December newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Issue 101, December 2017 Read more

Coming this January - Online Forum Contest!

Monday, December 18, 2017
Visit the Forum Now! The online forum is back in business just in time for 2018! For the month of January when you use the GFOABC online forum you have a chance to win great prizes. We will be giving away Visa gift cards to those who engage the most… Read more

PD Point Phase Out Plan

Monday, December 18, 2017
In May, 2016 the GFOABC Board annouced that the Professional Development Incentive points (PD Points) would be phased out in 2018. Full Article. The phase-out plan contains the following key components: Points were earned throughout 2017 as usual 1… Read more