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The Finance Services department is comprised of four divisions. 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.
Michelle Heslop 519-728-2700
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.
Adam Boylan, 519-728-1975
Services include development and maintenance of the Town's asset inventory, asset management program and managing the supporting business processes. This includes management of related technology and datasets and providing financial analysis and financial policy support for the town.
Key elements of the department include: