Financial Management Services Department Responsiblities

Department Overview

Financial Management Services provides financial guidance for the City of St. Catharines, and is responsible for the distribution and processing of water bills, taxes and parking payments.

Organizational Structure

Director of Financial Management Services/City Treasurer
Shelley Chemnitz
 

  • Organizes the preparation of annual budget estimates
  • Oversees the collecting, disbursing and management of City funds
  • Co-ordinates the acquisition / sale of land and buildings required for municipal purposes
  • Responsible for the procurement of supplies and services for City departments
  • Provides financial advice to other departments and boards, and assists in union negotiations, as required.

Administration

  • Oversees grant application forms
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of tender deposit cheques and their disbursement 
  • Prepares income tax receipts for donations received

Accounting and Payroll

  • Establishes, develops and maintains accounting systems and procedures
  • Provides support for the operating and capital budgets
  • Prepares the City's annual financial reports and ensures City transactions are in compliance with all legislation
  • Manages the procurement of supplies and services, as well as disposal of assets

Billing

Collections

  • Responsible for water and tax payments
  • Manages tax sales and inquiries
  • Arranges arrears payments
  • Enforces water disconnections
  • Issues dog licences
  • Distributes and manages parking permits

Property Management

  • Manages City-owned property and leases 
  • Oversees the acquisition and disposal of City-owned property
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