About Us

 

Local Government Finance Professionals (FinPro) is the peak body servicing Local Government Finance Professionals in Victoria.

An Incorporated Association, FinPro has over 550 members representing all Victorian Local Government Councils, 5 regional library corporations and over twenty other organisations. It is affiliated with CPA Australia and has representation on the Public Sector Committee of CPA Australia.

 

Our Mission

 

Our mission underpins how we work and operate on a day to day basis.

  • Advocate (on behalf of our members)
  • Educate (members)
  • Communicate (both with our members and with other organisations)
  • Innovate (share new ideas and encourage continuous improvement)
  • Collaborate (provide networking opportunities and work with other organisations)

 

Our Values

 

Respect. we will treat others as we wish to be treated

  • We will be accepting, supporting everyone worth and dignity, regardless of background, abilities or beliefs
  • We will be considerate, always being aware of and honouring others’ rights and feelings.
  • We will be attentive, being ready to learn from others
  • We will be encouraging, demonstrating concern for the growth and develop

 

Integrity – we will operate with integrity in all aspects of our work and dealings

  • We will be honest in our dealings with each other
  • We will take responsibility for our actions
  • We will respect and recognise ethical frameworks
  • We will adhere to ethical accounting standards

 

Accountability – we will take responsibility for our own actions

  • We will do what we say we will do

 

Participation – we will give everyone an opportunity to be involved.

  • Seek various ways to consult with members
  • Run Professional Development Days
  • Provide opportunities for all members to participate
  • Provide opportunities for all sector partners to participate

 

Executives of FinPro for 2020/21

Local Government Finance Professionals (FinPro) is managed to an elected Executive of up to 15 members plus the President. The Executive were elected at the FinPro AGM on Friday 26 February 2021 (online via zoom) and will now hold their position until the next AGM is held in December 2021.

Their role is to oversee the running of FinPro, setting direction, policy and ensuring the Vision of FinPro is achieved.

Bradley Thomas

President

Hepburn Shire Council

Tony Rocca

Vice President – Technical Committee

Maroondah City Council

Binda Gokhale

Vice President – PD C’tee

Wyndham City Council

Belinda Johnson

PD Committee

Southern Grampians Shire

Melissa Baker

Professional Development Committee

South Gippsland Shire Council

John Brockway

PD Committee and Mentoring Program

Surf Coast Shire Council

Fiona Rae

Technical Committee

Golden Plains Shire Council

Charles Nganga

PD Committee

City of Casey

Nathan Morsillo

Technical Committee

Greater Bendigo City Council

Alan Wilson

Professional Development Committee

Melbourne City Council

Mark Montague

Tech Committee

Whittlesea City Council

Danny Wain

Technical Committee

Monash City Council

Gabrielle Gordon

Executive Officer

FinPro

Simone Wickes

Technical Committee

Frankston City Council

Wei Chen

Technical Committee

Yarra City Council

The administration of FinPro is managed by the organisations Executive Officer – Gabrielle Gordon from the offices of FinPro which are located in Mornington, Victoria.

 

FinPro Financial Report

Local Government Finance Professionals (Inc) is an incorporated association.  Financial accounts are prepared each year in line with requirements and are audited by HLB Mann Judd.

The latest financial reports prepared and audited were for the reporting period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020 and are included here.

The Accounts will form part of the Treasurers Report, tabled at the FinPro AGM on Friday 26 February 2021.