Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia
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For information on registration and courses offered please return to the Training & Events page.

Course Objectives:

This course will provide participants with a good understanding of the complete borrowing process from the initial decision making process to examining internal borrowing options and debt management issues, to following through with the legal/legislated requirements, and administering debt on an ongoing basis.  This course will deal with both capital and operational borrowing over the short and/or long term. 

The objectives of this workshop are to assist local governments with important debt financing/borrowing decisions, to guide them through the many legal/legislated processes that need to be completed before borrowing occurs and to provide information around the ongoing administration of debt. The workshop will deal with both capital and operational borrowing over the short and/or long-term.

Who Should Attend:

Finance staff who will be involved in any aspect of the borrowing process, Administrators or others who will be making borrowing recommendations and/or guiding the process and Corporate Officers who will be responsible for meeting the legislated requirements (includes the applicable bylaws and the electoral approval process). 

Benefits of Attending:

Participants will gain an understanding of the complete borrowing process from the initial decision making process to examining internal borrowing options and debt management issues, to following through with the legal/legislated requirements, to administering debt on an ongoing basis. After completing the workshop attendees should be confident in undertaking any aspect of the borrowing process. 

Topics covered:

•             factors to be taken into account when deciding whether to borrow

•             understanding debt management policies and legislative borrowing limits

•             considering your internal borrowing options

•             The “ins and outs” of short and long-term capital borrowing, revenue anticipation borrowing, interim borrowing and liabilities under agreements (includes capital leases)

•             loan authorization bylaws and other legislative requirements

•             obtaining electoral approval

•             meeting MFA and Ministry requirements

•             Understanding the various timetables 

Dates offered:

                November 2016, Vancouver

                May 2015, Penticton

                May 2013, Whistler

                November 2011, Vancouver

                May 2011, Victoria