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City departments

Service des Finances

Leader of finances and guardian of public funds, the finance department is in charge of strategic, operational and transactional advisory activities according to the best practices of governance, management and control.

Primary activities

The finance department is responsible for the following:

  • Coordination and follow-up of business plans.
  • Performance and accountability frameworks for those plans, elements of which take into account, in particular, the administration’s leading objectives, which must focus on the best interest of residents.
  • Production of the operating budget and the three-year capital expenditure program.
  • Budgetary/financial analysis and control.

Furthermore, the department carries out fiscal planning as well as the taxation, collection and receipt of revenues. It ensures that taxpayers are supplied with all the information required for a clear understanding of changes to city taxes and the impact such changes may have on their tax bill. It also undertakes to account for budget and financial operations in order to produce the annual financial statements, and prepares payroll and pension cheques for employees and retirees, respectively.

The department is responsible for:

  • Debt management.
  • Management of financing, the sinking fund and the treasury.
  • Accountability and management of investments for the pension plans.
  • Production of the financial statements of the pension funds.
  • Coordination of the activities of the various retirement committees.

Interim director: Jacques Marleau