XV Olympic Winter Games, Finance Group

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XV Olympic Winter Games, Finance Group

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The Finance Group appeared as a distinct functional group within OCO'88 in 1984 March. In addition to the principal objective of ensuring the financial success of the Games, the mandate of the Finance Group was to work with all levels of the organization to plan and control revenues and expenditures effectively, to acquire and deploy necessary goods, and to administer the organization. It functioned as a "service" group in many respects, providing financial, administrative, scheduling, legal and graphics services to the Departments within all OCO'88 Groups. The wide range of services offered by the various Divisions and Departments of the Finance Group illustrate that its mandate went well beyond that of financial control. The functions ultimately performed by the Finance Group were originally, from 1983 August to 1984 March when the Finance Group was established, within the mandates of two divisions of its predecessor, the Corporate Services Group: the Finance and Administration Division and the Systems and Planning Division. In 1984 March, the Finance Group was established with two Divisions: Administration Division and Systems Division. These two Divisions essentially took over the functions of the Corporate Services Group's Finance and Administration Division and the Systems and Planning Division respectively. As the OCO organization evolved, various service-type functions, such as Human Resources and Government Services were part of the Finance Group from time to time until they were ultimately transferred elsewhere. For more information regarding the XV Olympic Winter Games, Finance Group administrative history, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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