Government finances

Government accounting, economic forecasting and fiscal planning are integral aspects of how the Province of British Columbia operates.

Learn how the B.C. government manages spending:

  • 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
  • Treasury board staff is responsible for developing and reviewing government's economic and fiscal policies, and provides analysis and advice to Treasury Board and to the Minister of Finance

Services and information topics

Budget & consultations

British Columbia's annual budget forecasts revenue growth, operating and capital spending plans, impacts on debt and overall staffing for the next three years.

Financial Reporting

A compilation of the Province of British Columbia's key financial reports and their archives.

Public Accounts

The Public Accounts include the Province of British Columbia’s audited financial statements and other key financial information for the past fiscal year.

Provincial debt overview

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.

Treasury Board Directives

A Treasury Board Directive is an instrument made or approved by Treasury Board that relates to government's internal policy.

Supplemental Financial Report Templates

Crown corporations, government agencies and broader public sector organizations should use the supplemental financial templates below for reporting financial information on a quarterly and annual basis.

Ministry of Finance

The Province of British Columbia's Ministry of Finance plays a key role in establishing, implementing and reviewing government's economic, fiscal, financial management and taxation policies.