Learn how the City of Surrey’s Finance Department supports City operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
General Inquiry: FinanceInquiry@surrey.ca
Property & Payment Services: PropertyTaxesandUtilities@surrey.ca
City of Surrey
13450 - 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8
Kam Grewal, CPA, CMA
Senior Manager, Finance
Vipin Sachdeva, CPA, CA
Manager, Financial Reporting & Compliance
Jorge Silvestre, BBA, CPA, CGA
Manager, Revenue Services Manager
Sally Bhullar-Gill, B.Tech., CPA, CMA
Manager, Procurement Services
Richard D. Oppelt
Manager, Risk Management
Jeff Schaafsma, CD, RF
Manager, Treasury Operations
Karandeep Pandher, CPA, CGA