Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

December 2018 Newsletter

Monday, December 17, 2018
GFOABC December newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Issue 105, December 2018 Read more

Quarterly Question - Local Gov't Financial Software Survey

Friday, December 7, 2018
Each quarter GFOABC will pose a short survey to the membership. The results will be made available after the quarter closes. Do you have a question? Previous quarterly survey results: Staff Per Diem Allowances Next quarterly question: Elected Officia… Read more


Saturday, December 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… Read more

Infrastructure Resilience: Infrastructure Resilience

Thursday, November 22, 2018
By Chris Sainsbury, CEng (UK), PMP, Ross Ryken, and Alexandra Hewitt On May 31, 2018, Chris Sainsbury presented “Infrastructure Resilience: Are You Ready?” at the annual conference of the Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia. I… Read more


Thursday, November 1, 2018
Young, Anderson provides a full spectrum of legal services to some of the largest and smallest local governments in British Columbia. We are distinguished by our concentration on local government law and by the depth and diversity of experience … Read more

GFOA 2019 Scholarship Applications - Now Open!

Friday, October 26, 2018
The Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that the application for the 2019 Scholarships is now available. Students can apply now through January 18th, 2019 at . Please direct any inquiries t… Read more

PSAB | Changes to how municipalities account for pensions may be coming

Friday, October 26, 2018
The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) issued its third document for comment as part of its Employment Benefits project, Employment Benefits: Non-traditional Pension Plans. Non-traditional pension plans involve employers sharing different … Read more


Monday, October 1, 2018
At CapriCMW, we provide personalized insurance and custom risk solutions to give you the confidence and freedom to focus on what matters to you. CapriCMW is a uniquely independent, employee and locally owned company with strong roots in BC, created… Read more

Quarterly Question - Staff Per Diem Allowances

Monday, September 17, 2018
Thank you to the District of Metchosin for requesting GFOABC survey the membership on their per diem rates. As a result of this survey our strategic partner CivicInfo is considering including per diems in their annual survey to be shared with local g… Read more

September 2018 Newsletter - Issue 104

Monday, September 17, 2018
GFOABC September newsletter is now available. Enjoy! Issue 104, September 2018 Read more


Saturday, September 1, 2018
The Municipal Insurance Association is member owned and operated, and contributes to the financial security of local governments in British Columbia by providing broad liability insurance coverage at stable and best value costs as well as risk man… Read more

2018 AMBC Conference Program - Announced!

Monday, August 20, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2018 Asset Management BC Annual Conference, Competing Priorities in a Changing World , September 26 and 27 at the Radisson Hotel – Vancouver Airport - Learn about practical approaches and solutions for implementing as… Read more

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


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


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


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