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Director of Finance Services
419 Notre Dame Street
The Finance Services department is comprised of three main areas. One deals with the billing and collecting of revenues, one with the payment of bills, payroll and the provision of financial information for the benefit of other departments, along with the public and the other is information technology. Finance is equally committed to the provision of excellent customer service for rate payer and general public enquiries.
Patti Atkinson, 519-728-1975
This includes the preparation and collection of all property tax bills, which are issued twice a year as well as water and wastewater bills issued bi-monthly. Invoices for recoverable costs such as arena usage, drainage maintenance and developer services are billed monthly to assist with cash flow and ensure costs are recovered on a timely basis. There are 6 full time staff members assigned to this section of the department.
Wendy Poole, 519-728-1975
Services include accounts payable, payroll, cash management, investments, grant claims and general ledger account reconciliations and balancing. Financial statement preparation, along with Ministry reporting, is an annual requirement. There are currently 4 full time staff members assigned to this section.
Finance, with input from the various other departments, is responsible for annual budgeting and planning to ensure that the financial resources are available for the provision of necessary services, now and in the long term. Information and input are provided to all departments for business plans, development related projects and the financial impact on council reports.
Arundhati Mohile, 519-728-1975
Services include asset inventory, management roadmap initiative; manage the supporting business processes, technology and datasets; and provide financial analysis and financial policy evaluation supports for the corporation.
Key elements of the department include: