Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

2022 Fall Pd Workshops

Every November we offer a variety of workshops that cover a wide breadth of programming relevant to local government finance professionals. Workshops take a best practice approach providing opportunity for attendees to network and share their experience.

Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC | Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | Booking Link: Coast Coal Harbour | Group Code: CCC-GFC8390 | Tel: 800-716-6199

Please note: The room block is now full. If you have not booked your accommodation, please call the hotel or book online.

Dates & Workshops:

November 14, 2022

Role of Finance in Capital Projects (TBC) - SURVEY.

Haven't completed the survey? While it is too late for this year's programming, it's not too late for next year.

Development Cost Charges - REGISTER

One of the most common ways a community pays for new infrastructure is through Development Cost Charges. Through real world examples, Dan Huang Principal of Connections Planning Associates Ltd. and Young Anderson’s Bill Buholzer will give you the playbook on how to properly navigate this process.

Preparing Audit Working Papers - REGISTER.

A good working relationship with your auditor is just as important as preparing your working papers. BDO’s Mario Piroddi and Kelsey Walder will show you how to navigate the complex process of making sure your audit papers are in good working order, but also how to maintain a strong and collaborative relationship with your auditor.  

November 15, 2022

ARO Workshop: Measurement & Financial Statements - REGISTER

It’s a day ten years in the making, but is your ARO implementation plan ready? This workshop is your last opportunity to check in on your progress, share successes and challenges and speak with subject matter expert Bailey Church from KPMG who can help answer any last minute questions.

Regional District Day - REGISTER

RD staff, this one’s for you! This full day session focusing on capital projects, features presentations followed by an open dialogue forum. This is your chance to get together with fellow Regional Districts to discuss the challenges and opportunities unique to you.

This Government Finance Officer Association of BC workshop is possible in part by the generous support of the Municipal Finance Authority of BC as part of the Strategic Education Alliance (SEA) Partnership.

Property Tax Policy & Rate Setting - REGISTER

As the primary source of income for local governments, an in depth understanding of property taxes and rate setting is crucial. Learn what to do and more importantly, what not to do through this intensive one-day session led by property tax guru, Doug Stein, and Janene Brierley-Green from the City of White Rock. 

Workshop Fees:


Early Bird

After September 16







NOTE: A minimum of 15 attendees are required for each workshop to run. It is highly recommended that you register as early as possible to avoid workshops being cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Payment can be made by credit card or cheque. Credit cards will be automatically charged on September 30.

Requests to cancel registration will be accepted until noon on October 7, 2022. No refunds after October 7, 2022. Program attendance is transferable.