Administration and Financial Services

Administration and Financial Services is comprised of the following sections:

  • Administration and Comptrollership
    • Process Improvement and Technology Unit
    • Shared Services and Risk Management Unit
  • Financial Services

Administration provides executive, financial and administrative direction, advice, guidance and leadership to the department.

The Process Improvement and Technology Unit is responsible for reviewing program delivery requirements and delivering an information technology and business process improvement program that provides the department with: related strategic, business, operational, IT, and financial planning; project management; analysis of departmental business requirements; business process improvement and design opportunities; and quality assurance.  Process Improvement and Technology also acts as a liaison for technology issues on behalf of the Department.

The Shared Services and Risk Management Unit is responsible for information services including public information, library services and access to information under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act(FIPPA), fleet vehicle coordination, office accommodation, parking administration, records management, the delivery of the Safety, Health and Risk Management program, coordination of business continuity planning, accessibility and French language services.

Financial Services develops, communicates, monitors and evaluates departmental financial policies, systems, and procedures to ensure the effective, efficient and economical operation of departmental financial functions in compliance with requirements of the department, Treasury Board, the department of Finance and the Office of the Auditor General. It is also responsible for the comptrollership function for the department as it relates to procurement, contracts and grants providing direction, advice, guidance and oversight. Financial Services' scope of activities includes processing payments and revenue receipts, accounting, financial planning, internal reporting, auditing and review, budgeting exercises, capital planning, inventory and licencing. Financial Services is also responsible for the oversight of the warehouse which is the equipment/supply storage and mobilization point for branches and the Fire Operations Centre. In emergencies, such as fire and flood, the warehouse becomes the logistical support base for all equipment.