Finance, Lands and Police

Finance, Lands and Police is responsible for the City’s financial operations, plans for and manages the City’s land portfolio and real-estate assets, and supports Coquitlam’s policing services delivered through the Coquitlam RCMP detachment. Work is carried out by the following divisions:

  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing
  • Revenue Services 
  • Civic Lands
  • 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 audited year-end Financial Statements and the Annual Report
  • Providing internal financial reporting systems
  • Overseeing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

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, Public Works and Facilities

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
  • Managing the City treasury operations including cash flow and investments

Civic Lands 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Optimizing the City’s real-estate assets 
  • Optimizing City-owned land development activities to create value for the community

Civilian Police Services

Key responsibilities include:

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