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Corporate Finance

Controllership

Service Description

Accounting

An internal service offered to the organization's financial stewards to provide financial transaction processing in accordance with accounting guidelines or financial policies including applications such as general ledger and accounts payable. This service also includes the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures as well as the strengthening and maintenance of the City's internal control environment.

Financial Reporting

An internal service offered to financial stewards of the City of Winnipeg to provide access, preparation, generation and development of corporate or departmental financial information on both a periodic and ad hoc basis in response to an external requirement, Council policy or senior management request. This service also involves providing advice and interpretation of financial information to determine appropriate financial directions for the City.

Alternative Service Delivery and Business Planning

An internal service offered to senior administration and civic departments to provide alternative service delivery development and business planning implementation, policy development, and linkages with other corporate initiatives and between departments. This service also involves supporting, tracking and reporting on the progress of departmental initiatives, and facilitating communication and learning between stakeholders and across the organization.

Finance and Administration

An internal service offered to the department's financial stewards, managers, and other employees to prepare and generate the department's financial information on both a periodic and ad hoc basis. This service also includes the development of administrative policies and procedures for the department.

Payroll and Benefits Administration

An internal service offered to City of Winnipeg departments and employees that provides policy formulation on payroll and benefits administration as well as remuneration for duties performed and the collection and remittance of source deductions as set out in collective agreements and legislation. This service also includes the delivery of applicable training, consultation and leadership via information/policy directives required to administer the payroll and benefit programs.

Clients

The primary clients of these services are the organization's Financial Stewards, City of Winnipeg employees and departments. Other clients include Federal/Provincial agencies and Change Initiatives Stakeholders.

Value of Service

Accounting

The value of this service to our clients is the accurate and coordinated recording of financial information from each of the functional accounting system modules using qualified and experienced professionals.

Financial Reporting

The value of this service to our clients is to facilitate a two-way flow of information between corporate and departments as well as assist in analyzing and developing financial systems to provide information required to make sound business and management decisions.

Alternative Service Delivery and Business Planning

The value of this service to our clients is:

  • Recommendations for policy and process
  • Support, interpretation and implementation of policy for financial and business change initiatives
  • A consistency in approach and the sharing of learning through cooperative effort

Finance and Administration

The value of this service to our clients is the coordination/preparation of the department's financial information on an accurate and timely basis.

Payroll and Benefits Administration

The value of this service to our clients include the receipt of accurate and timely pay cheques and reporting of payroll and benefit costs, and the timely remittance of source deductions and applicable legislated employee information.

Accountability

This division's mandate is to ensure that corporate and departmental policies, systems, and procedures which collectively constitute the City's financial information system are developed, operated and maintained in a manner consistent with both City policy and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for municipalities. This division is also responsible for the preparation of the annual periodic corporate financial reports, the operation of the Capital and Current Budget Preparation System(s), business planning facilitation and implementation, developing and supporting alternative service delivery initiatives and City's payroll. Particular emphasis is placed on the coordination and support of the efforts of departmental controllers.

Department Contact:

Paul Olafson,Corporate Controller
| 4th Floor, 510 Main Street - 311

Last update: August 14, 2014