Financial Services Staff

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Financial Services Department

(705) 538-2337 / (800) 567-0187 
Fax: (705) 538-1850
General Inquiries - x. 1 / taxes@gbtownship.ca

Jane Corbeil, CPA, CMA, Director of Financial Services / Treasurer
jcorbeil@gbtownship.ca
x. 246


Lynn Andrews, Deputy Treasurer
landrews@gbtownship.ca
x. 264


David Hudson,  Intermediate IT Systems Administrator
dhudson@gbtownship.ca
x. 258


Rosemary Barron, Accounting Clerk - Property Taxes
rbarron@gbtownship.ca
x.223

Colleen Cadeau, Accounting Clerk - Property Taxes / Accounts Receivable
ccadeau@gbtownship.ca
x. 221

Karen Ledoucer, Accounting Clerk - Accounts Payable / Payroll
kledoucer@gbtownship.ca
x. 256

The Financial Services Department is responsible for a wide range of advisory and accounting activities, which include budgeting and reporting on the financial transactions of each department and the Township as a whole, Information Technology, insurance/risk management and safeguarding the assets of the Township. 

Programs / Services provided by this branch:

Accounting & Financial

  • Maintain all financial records, report financial activities including the annual Consolidated Audited Financial Statements, Provincial Financial Information Return (FIR), and Municipal Performance Management Program (MPMP) results. 
  • Work closely with external Auditors and liaise with Finance Committee.
  • Co-ordinate the development and preparation of annual budgets.  Includes coordinating and assembling consolidated budget reports, providing analysis, explanations and financial policy advice to Council for their consideration during budget deliberations.
  • Provide effective cash management to maximize interest return and minimize short term borrowing requirements.
  • Act as lead in administering and updating the Development Charges Background Study in conjunction with other departmental staff and external consultants.
  • Make application, monitor and submit claims for grants/subsidies to various levels of government and funding organizations.
  • Provide payment processing (accounts payable) on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll; prepare all statutory remittances and supporting documents in accordance with legislative/regulatory requirements and collective agreements.  Responsible for the annual filing of payroll related returns, including T4’s and OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System).
  • Research and present policy proposals and procedures to assist Council in financial decisions including sustainable management of long term debt requirements and long range financial plans. 
  • Provide a range of financial services to the Township’s Public Library (accounting, payroll, etc.).
  • Maintain and administer letters of credit, security deposits and other financial instruments required under sub-division or site plan agreements from land owners and developers.
  • Maintain the fixed asset register to ensure it remains current and reflects all additions, deletions and disposals.
  • Promotion of the efficient and effective use of resources
  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal and Provincial Legislation as well as Council Policies

Revenue

  • Administer the timely calculation, billing and collection of property taxes.
  • Ensure past due property tax accounts are dealt with in accordance with the Ontario Municipal Act including initiation of registering arrears certificates and potential sale through public tender.
  • Issue and collect other fees & charges related to developer accounts, site plan applications, fire accident call out recovery, etc.

Procurement

  • Procure goods and services in accordance with the approved purchasing by-law and deliver periodic training and guidance to departments and new staff.
  • Administer the approved purchasing policy and prepare required reports for information as required.

Insurance and Risk Management

  • Administer the Township’s insurance and risk management program through annual corporate training, review and analysis.
  • Liaise with internal department heads on open claims through external communication.
  • Communicate with external agencies when potential claims arise.

Information Technology

  • Ensures network and data security.
  • Business continuity planning through disaster recovery services through the use of contracted services.
  • Provide user support and coordinate hardware maintenance, upgrades and replacement.
  • Coordinate with departments, software acquisitions and existing software support and upgrades.

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