Finance & Technology

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Finance, Technology & Police Services ensures the City’s financial wellbeing, provides information and communications technology, and coordinates Coquitlam’s policing services. The Department’s General Manager is also the City’s RCMP liaison.

Work is carried out by the following divisions:

  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing
  • Revenue Services
  • Civilian Police Services

Financial Planning

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing the City’s annual Five-Year Financial Plan, including the operating, utility and capital budgets
  • Conducting financial analysis for corporate-wide initiatives, such as business planning

Financial Services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing statutory reporting requirements, including preparing year-end Financial Statements and the Annual Report
  • Providing internal financial reporting systems
  • Overseeing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing and supporting the City’s information and communication hardware and software
  • Planning for hardware and software acquisitions
  • Supporting QNet, the City’s fibre optics network

Payroll

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing employee pay, T4s and Records of Employment
  • Remitting and reporting statutory and non-statutory deductions

Purchasing

Key responsibilities include:

  • Procuring goods and services for the City
  • Overseeing the Stores section, which manages inventory for Parks and Public Works

Revenue Services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collecting and managing City revenues, including property taxes, utility charges, grants-in-lieu of taxes, homeowner grants and local improvement charges
  • Collecting property taxes for other authorities, including school and regional taxes
  • Managing City investments and ensuring cash flow

Civilian Police Services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the operations of the Coquitlam RCMP detachment and its officers
  • Providing services such as special event policing, crime-prevention programs, community outreach and education, and media relations

Department Head
General Manager – Michelle Hunt

Contact Information
Phone: 604-927-3931
Email: finance@coquitlam.ca