Suzanne Fillion is the Manager of Financial Services at the City of Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia with a population of over 485,000. The City of Surrey is a rapidly growing and changing organization, with many initiatives under way. In addition to Suzanne’s regular responsibilities, which include general oversight of all finance related activities as well as specific oversight of payroll along with property tax and utility billing and collections and bylaw collections, she is actively involved in various corporate initiatives. Currently those initiatives include providing oversight and direction for the new financial system implementation which will go live in the summer of 2013 and providing input and guidance in many aspects of the planning for the move to the new City Hall which will open in the fall of 2013.
Suzanne is a Certified General Accountant and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration. She has been a member of GFOA since she came to Local Government in 1998 and has been on the Board of Directors of GFOA BC since 2007. Suzanne has also been actively involved in presenting at several GFOABC training opportunities. Prior to joining the City of Surrey in 1998, Suzanne spent 17 years in the health care sector.