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This page informs on the department's role in the working structure of the organization, positioned to best serve our community.

The Finance Department provides financial services to City Council, the Public and City Departments. Primary responsibilities of the Finance Department include:

  • Providing information, reports, analysis and guidance to City Council, the Public and City Departments regarding financial operations of the City.
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining accounting systems and procedures relating to financial activities for City operations.
  • Billing and collection of municipal taxes.
  • Water Wastewater Billing
  • Preparation of City's operating and capital budgets.
  • Processing accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Acts as lead department relative to City's purchasing function.
  • Investing and borrowing of funds.
  • Issue debentures relating to capital projects.  
  • Preparing City's annual financial statements.
  • Lead Department in the Administration of the Development Charges Act.

Annual Business Plans

Municipal Studies

2017 Municipal Study - Prepared by BMA Management Consulting Inc. - Part 1

2017 Municipal Study - Prepared by BMA Management Consulting Inc. - Part 2

Annual Consolidated Financial Statements

The Annual Consolidated Financial Statements of the City of Barrie can be accessed through the links provided below. These statements have been audited by the City's accounting firm and a copy of their audit opinion letter is included with the financial statements. It should be noted that the audit letter reflects only the financial statements as presented and does not relate to any other content found on the City's website.

Any questions relating to these financial statements may be directed to the Deputy City Treasurer at 705-739-4220 ext. 4436.

Financial Plans

City of Barrie Water and Wastewater Financial Plan, May 5, 2014. 

Financial Policies

The Corporate Financial Policies for the City of Barrie can be accessed through the Financial Policies Framework.

Standard and Poor's Credit Rating

2017 Credit Rating

2016 Credit Rating

2015 Credit Rating

2014 Credit Rating

2013 Credit Rating - Supplementary Analysis

2013 Credit Rating - Summary Analysis

2011 Credit Rating 

2010 Credit Rating

2009 Credit Rating

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