Carl Bird

Title: 
Director of Corporate Services
Organization: 
City of Yellowknife
Bio: 

Carl Bird is the Director, Corporate Services for the Municipal Corporation of the City of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Corporate Services is responsible for Capital and Operating Budget preparation, Municipal Taxation and Property Assessment, a full range of financial services including: financial accounting and reporting; accounts receivable; accounts payable; utility billing; and collections. Additionally, Carl oversees the purchasing and general stores operations, risk management and insurance and all aspects of Information Technology Services.

Prior to joining the City, Carl was the Director of Corporate Services for the Department of Executive of the GNWT for 9 years and Manager of Corporate Reporting and Collections for 3 years during which time he was a key member of a team that negotiated the Division of Assets and Liabilities between the NWT and the new territory of Nunavut in April 1999. Carl spent 18 years in the Canadian Navy as a Naval Supply Officer and Comptroller until 1996.

Carl is a Certified General Accountant and has been a member of GFOA since joining the City of Yellowknife in 2008. Carl is also a participant in the Western Canada GFOA.