Learn how the Province of British Columbia manages government spending.
Office of the Comptroller General
The Office of the Comptroller General is the central agency responsible for the overall quality and integrity of the government's financial management and control systems.
Provincial Treasury looks after the Province's borrowing and financing needs, and manages banking and cash. Their services are extended to B.C. government ministries, Crown corporations and some public sector agencies.
Banking & cash management
Provincial Treasury is responsible for the banking infrastructure and services that enable government to complete financial transactions with citizens, customers, vendors and employees. They provide payment processing services to B.C. government ministries and some public sector agencies, as well as maintain security and compliance standards for financial transactions. Provincial Treasury also manages the cash and investments of the Consolidated Revenue Fund. Ministries can access internal banking and cash management resources (government access only).
Provincial Treasury borrows money to meet the financial requirements of the public sector at the least cost and risk, as well as manages the liability portfolio. See an overview of the Province's debt, borrowing programs and credit ratings.
Treasury Board Staff
British Columbia's annual budget forecasts revenue growth, operating and capital spending plans, impacts on debt and overall staffing for the next three years.
Debt represents funds the Province of British Columbia has borrowed to finance government operations and capital projects, such as the building and maintenance of schools, hospitals, roads and other capital assets.
A Treasury Board Directive is an instrument made or approved by Treasury Board that relates to government's internal policy.