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About the Department

Financial and Corporate Services provides corporate and business support to the entire organization. This support—just to name a few—includes:

  • Day-to-day accounting and strategic financial analysis
  • Collection of $1.4 billion in municipal property taxes and management of multi-billion-dollar operating and capital budgets
  • Provision of expertise in legal, tendering, IT and HR services
Assessment & Taxation

The Assessment and Taxation branch works to ensure fair and transparent property assessment and taxation that meets provincially legislated standards. This is critical to meeting revenue requirements to fund City programs and services and the Provincial Education Property Tax requisition.

Assessment and Taxation prepares annual market value assessments for all properties, including amended and supplementary assessments. It is responsible for taxation billing, including administration of the Monthly Payment Program.

The Branch administers the assessment and taxation requirements for Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) areas and Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).

Corporate Procurement & Supply Services

Corporate Procurement & Supply Services is the centralized supply chain management and tendering authority for the City of Edmonton. Annually, the Branch manages more than $1 billion of spending on a wide range of goods, services and construction projects, while maintaining over 80,000 inventoried items. 

Financial Services

Financial Services ensures the organization is financially sound, accountable and transparent in managing public funds. These goals are accomplished through sound fiscal policy, strategic financial advice and guidance and the development of effective and efficient processes.

 

Financial Strategies & Budget

Financial Strategies & Budget plays a lead role in providing strategic financial analyses for the organization, manages the capital and operating budget process for the organization and oversees the continued implementation of the City infrastructure strategy. The branch also monitors Edmonton's ever-changing economic environment. 

Human Resources

Human Resources provides comprehensive strategies, programs, services and consultation to meet the needs of and support the City’s exceptional people resources. HR supports over 12,000 employees, annually hires more than 5,000 staff from over 150,000 applicants, and provides oversight of the collective agreements and relationships with eight union organizations representing City staff.

Information Technology

Information Technology ​assists all areas of the organization in improving current processes and finding innovative and sustainable technology solutions to meet business challenges. The branch will be leading the implementation of 388 significant IT capital projects over the approved four-year capital budget, while supporting more than 15,500 desktop and mobile devices, maintaining 145 business applications and five enterprise-wide applications, and managing over 200 network sites connecting 255 locations across the City.

Law

Law Branch ​initiates legal action, prosecutes bylaws, and provides legal defence in actions brought against the City and is responsible for daily oversight of security and risk issues. In 2014, the branch represented the City at the Court of Queen’s Bench in over 6,000 bylaw prosecutions, insured $9.8 billion of municipal assets, and provided security advice and oversight across the diverse spectrum of municipal facilities.

Open City & Innovation

Open City and Innovation oversees the Open City Initiative and guides the development of innovative solutions in an effort to connect Edmontonians to City information, programs, services and engagement opportunities. Open City acts as the umbrella encompassing all of the innovative open government work underway across the City.

For More Information

Office of the Deputy City Manager & CFO

500 Chancery Hall
3 Sir Winston Churchill square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2C3

Title Deputy City Manager and CFO
Telephone 311

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