Learn how the City of Surrey’s Finance Department supports City operations.

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 the current Financial Documents.

Department Structure

The Finance Department consists of the following sections and services:


This section reports to the Senior Manager, Finance and prepares the City's budgets and financial reports, including the quarterly report, for the Senior Management Team and Council to demonstrate public accountability. They also help monitor and analyze expenditure and revenue trends throughout the fiscal year, assisting departments in achieving their financial targets to ensure the City meets its annual budget.

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.  


Procurement Services

Also reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance, the Procurement section provides services and supports City departments with professional expertise in the areas of purchasing and supply chain management. Learn more about Procurement Services.


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.


Revenue Services

The Revenue Services section oversees the Property & Payment, Accounts Payable and Contract Payment services.

Property & Payment is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes as well as annual and metered utilities. It is also responsible for collecting district energy charges, dog license fees, false alarm fees, secondary suite fees, and parking tickets. Learn more about Property & Payment Services.

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


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

Treasury Operations section oversees payroll, tangible capital assets, accounts receivable, investments, Letters of Credit, merchant payment processing and banking. This section is also responsible for the City’s capital budgeting and related financial reporting for capital assets.


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: 604-590-7292

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

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