The Finance Department is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of financial systems and safeguards to manage expenditures, employee payroll and benefit administration and the billing and collection of taxes, utility charges, and all other monies paid to the Municipality.
Finance plays the lead role in developing and presenting the five year financial plan and other initiatives such as Community Grants and Tax Exemptions. The Finance Department also provides a stewardship role with respect to Municipal assets, performs treasury functions, and reports on a wide array of financial matters to ensure accountability and clarity in all Municipal business.
A considerable amount of resources are invested annually in the preparation, delivery and filing of the five‐year financial plan, audited financial statements and other statutory reports. In its capacity as the custodian of financial systems for Bowen Island Municipality, the Finance Department also provides internal support for all departments and financial advice and guidance to Council. In addition, the Department participates in developing and supporting corporate initiatives such as strategic planning, human resources, and risk management.