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 divisions and services:

Financial Services

This division 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. Financial Services is also responsible for:

  • Financial Management System
  • Commodity Taxes
  • Internal Audit
  • Letters of Credit
  • Capital Budgeting and related financial reporting for Tangible Capital Assets.

Several reports are published online and provide information on the City's financial budget and results. These can be found on the Financial Documents page.  

 

Procurement Services

Procurement Services supports City departments with professional expertise in the areas of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and oversees Contract Administration. Learn more about Procurement Services.

 

Financial Reporting & Payroll

This division is responsible for the Annual Financial Plan, Annual Report, Annual Audit, Statutory Financial Reporting and Payroll.

 

Treasury & Corporate Finance

This section oversees Investments, Reserves & Debt, Accounts Receivable, Electronic Payment Processing, Banking and Corporate financial reporting.

 

Revenue Services

The Revenue Services division oversees the Property & Payment Services and Accounts Payable sections.

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

 

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.

 

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

Finance Taxation Manager
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
Sunny Kaila
Phone: 604-590-7221

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

Manager, Financial Reporting
Karandeep Pandher, CPA, CGA
Phone: 604-591-4641