The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.
Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.
Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common – municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.
The Opportunity: The Finance Department provides financial leadership, advice and support to the Corporation and assists with the delivery of Council’s Strategic plan through its four essential services: accounting services, corporate finance, procurement and revenue management. The department’s main deliverables include the audited financial statements, coordinating the annual business plan and budget, treasury and debt management, procurement administration and support, property tax revenue management, and water and wastewater revenue management.
Under the general guidance and direction of the Senior Manager of Accounting and Revenue, the Manager of Taxation and Revenue is responsible for managing the City’s municipal property tax and water/wastewater billing and collection operations in accordance with the Municipal Act, the Assessment Act, the Assessment Review Board Rules of Practice and Procedure and applicable City by-laws, policies, and procedures. Specifically, this position develops, implements, updates, and maintains the City’s assessment roll as well as the property tax and water/wastewater billing programs, plans, policies, and procedures. This position prepares forecasts based on research and analysis to provide critical City financial estimates on tax policy and property assessment related items; calculates municipal property tax rates based on the tax rates approved by City Council; develops, oversees the implementation of, and maintains an assessment-based property tax management framework; and manages the collection process for all property tax and water/wastewater arrears. This position reviews and manages all property assessment appeals, ensures the stability of the assessment base year over year and represents the City in property assessment proceedings. Lastly, this position reviews and evaluates Section administrative and service delivery processes with a view of streamlining/updating practices and fostering excellence in customer service. Overall, this position plays an integral role in managinginternal controls, and related policies and procedures while ensuring compliance with provincial and federal legislation, regulations, and standards, to support the timely and accurate calculation, preparation, delivery, and collection of property taxes and water/wastewater billing charges.
Location: Edmonton, AB Company: Government of Alberta
Job Information Job Title: Assessment Advisors – 6 Positions (Industrial Sites, Major Plants, Utilities) Job Requisition ID: 7954 Ministry: Municipal Affairs Location: Edmonton (or various Assessment Services Branch regional offices) Full or Part-Time: Full Time Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week Regular/Temporary: Permanent Ongoing Scope: Open Competition Closing Date: EXTENDED: Friday May 7, 2021 Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4
About Us The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion.
Municipal Assessment and Grants (MAG) Division delivers the Municipal Sustainability Initiative and other grant programs for Alberta municipalities to support infrastructure and regional collaboration, oversees the property assessment system that is applied by Alberta municipalities, and annually calculates each municipality’s share of the provincial education property tax. The division consists of the Grants and Education Property Tax Branch, the Assessment Services Branch (ASB) and the Assessment and Property Tax Policy Unit.
The Provincial Assessor’s office within the ASB is responsible for the property assessment function for designated industrial (DI) property (e.g., linear properties, oil/gas wells equipment, compressor stations, gas plants, heavy oil extraction plants and other major plants) for all municipalities in the province. The assessment function includes the collection of the property inventory, communication with tax payers and municipalities, valuation, and responding to property assessment complaints and appeals.
Overview of the Designated Industrial Property Assessment unit: • Designated industrial property assessment includes the valuation of wells, pipelines, electric power generation and systems, the oil sands extraction facilities, the equipment at well sites, and other large resource facilities that are listed in the regulations associated with the Municipal Government Act. • The valuation of these properties is done using multiple standards regulated by the legislation. • There are two different teams responsible for the valuation of these properties: the industrial team primarily responsible for the large resource facilities and equipment at well sites, and the linear team primarily responsible for the wells, pipeline, electric power generation and other utilities.
MTE Paralegal Professional Corporation, an affiliate company of Municipal Tax Equity Consultants Inc., is a growth oriented, private sector Paralegal firm that provides support services to Ontario municipalities in the field of property assessment and taxation.
MTE is currently seeking a Licensed Paralegal with specialized skill and experience in the field of property assessment to join our team. As a committed member of our diverse group, you will work closely with our Paralegal staff, and our Affiliate company to provide municipalities throughout Ontario with expert advice and representation in appeal matters before The Assessment Review Board.
Required Competencies and Qualifications: We are looking for a self-disciplined, task-oriented individual with 5 + years of related experience who is able to work to tight deadlines in both a team environment and independently.
A valid Paralegal License to provide property tax and assessment Legal Services from the Law Society of Ontario is required.
All applicants must also possess the following: – A thorough understanding of Ontario’s assessment system including all relevant legislation and regulations, – A proven record in managing and participating in matters before the Assessment Review Board and in liaising with MPAC and other stakeholders, and – Excellent oral and written communication skills and superior abilities in organization and managing priorities.
Possessing one or more of the following assessment and appraisal designations will be considered an asset: AIMA, MIMA, AACI, or equivalents.
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MTE Paralegal is an equal opportunity employer. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
MTE Paralegal is situated off the 401 just west of The City of Mississauga. Please note that we are not accessible by public transit. For more information about our company, visit www.mte.ca
Founded in 1998, Pocrnic Realty Advisors Inc. (PRA) is a full service Commercial Real Estate firm offering professional services, and the convenience of one stop shopping with accredited professionals in the fields of Appraisal, Assessment, Brokerage, Mortgages and Asset Management. PRA houses a diversity of expertise under one roof. The result is value added services; a comprehensive information base; and a unique and advantageous perspective on the real estate market. Our firm offers a robust variety of Residential and Commercial Appraisal possibilities.
We currently have an opening for a full-time Property Tax Consultant.
The Job Description
Responsible for providing a variety of property assessment and tax consulting services for all types of projects to new and existing clients;
Act as a liaison for matters before the Assessment Review Board;
Continuously upgrade knowledge regarding market and industry trends, property assessment and taxation practices and procedures and legislation;
Manage client relationships in a matter that leads to contract renewal, referrals and service expansion including up-sells and cross-sells;
Maintain ongoing client communication while resolving issues expeditiously and escalating issues to next level of management as appropriate;
Ensure data collected as part of ongoing assignments as entered accurately into PRA database in a timely fashion;
Work to develop strategies to effectively manage client relationships and to explore additional opportunities for all PRA business units;
Prepare and deliver high impact client presentations and well-reasoned comprehensive property reports with recommendations;
Conduct regular follow-up meetings and project debriefs with clients to ensure high levels of satisfaction and to identify areas for continuous improvement as well as additional services required;
Actively participate in the marketing initiatives and proactively inform Management of potential new assignments or marketing leads.
The CPTA is actively recruiting a new Treasurer (volunteer) to begin in late 2021. This timing will allow for transition time and training with our outgoing Treasurer, Norm Stickelmann, as he prepares for retirement. Please contact Norm directly (Norm.Stickelmann@fortisbc.com ) to arrange a time to discuss the opportunity and whether it may be a good fit for you.