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Finance

Department Overview

The Finance Department provides financial expertise and guidance to support City operations. We provide responsive service to our clients, leadership in improving City processes and maintain financial policies and standards while supporting the City's Sustainability Charter 2.0.

Financial Documents

Throughout the year, the City releases various financial reports like the Financial Plan and Quarterly Financial Reports to Council. See all of the current Financial Documents.

Department Structure

The Finance Department consists of the following services:

Budgets & Reporting

Budgets & Reporting prepares the City’s budgets and financial reports to the Senior Management Team and Council to demonstrate public accountability. They help to keep the City on track to meet its annual budget commitments. Several reports are published online and provide information on the City's financial budget and results. These can be found on the Financial Documents webpage.

Notices: Public Meeting: 2020-2024 5-Year Draft Financial Plan Presentation

Financial Reporting & Compliance

The Financial Reporting and Compliance Section is responsible for the Annual Financial Plan, Statutory Financial Reporting, the Financial Management System, Commodity Taxes, and Internal Audit.

Property & Payment Services

The Property & Payment Services Section is responsible for generating and collecting property taxes, utility bills and dog licences, as well as customer service and payment collection for the City. Learn more about Property & Payment Services.

Procurement Services

The Procurement Services Section supports City departments by providing professional expertise in the areas of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Learn more about Procurement Services.

Risk Management

The Risk Management Section provides services to other departments within the City regarding risk, claims, litigation, and loss control issues. Learn more about Risk Management.

Treasury Operations

The Treasury Operations Section includes Cash Management, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Long-Term Capital Planning, and Consolidations. Cash Management oversees cashflow and investments, accounts receivables, letters of credit and consolidation accounting for the City’s subsidiaries. This section is also responsible for the City’s capital budgeting and financial reporting for capital assets.

Accounts Payable processes invoices and issues payments to suppliers for goods and services purchased by the City. Learn more about Accounts Payable.

Contact Details

General Inquiry: FinanceInquiry@surrey.ca
Property & Payment Services: PropertyTaxesandUtilities@surrey.ca

Phone: 604-591-4235
Fax: 604-599-0956

City of Surrey
Finance Department
13450 - 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC  V3T 1V8

Key Contacts

General Manager
Kam Grewal, CPA, CMA
Phone: 604-591-4880

Administrative Coordinator
Brinder Dinza
Phone: 604-591-4756
Email: bxdinza@surrey.ca

Senior Manager, Finance
Vipin Sachdeva, CPA, CA
Phone: 604-591-4179

Manager, Financial Reporting & Compliance
Jorge Silvestre, BBA, CPA, CGA
Phone: 604-592-6938

Manager, Revenue Services Manager
Sally Bhullar-Gill, B.Tech., CPA, CMA
Phone: 604-591-4808

Manager, Procurement Services
Richard D. Oppelt
Phone: 604-592-7292

Manager, Risk Management
Jeff Schaafsma, CD, RF
Phone: 604-591-4738

Manager, Treasury Operations
Karandeep Pandher, CPA, CGA
Phone: 604-591-4641