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Andrew Grunda, MBA, CPA, CMA

Managing Partner, Principal and Director, Municipal Finance

Sector: Municipal Finance

905-272-3600 ext. 229

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Biography

Andrew’s career at Watson began in 1996 as a Research Analyst.  He is now a member of the senior management group, which develops interpretations of legislative requirements, methodologies and alternative policy strategies for corporate assignments related to municipal finance.

Andrew regularly manages user fee studies, development charge studies and fiscal impact assignments for several municipalities.

He leads development application approval process user fee studies, striving to provide municipalities with full cost recovery user fees for Planning Act and Building Code Act mandated services.  Municipalities use these studies to address the increased cost justification for user fees as required under Bill 124, Building Code Statute Law Amendment Act.

In addition, Andrew has led workshops on behalf of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) and the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association.  These workshops focus on Bill 124 and the utilization of an activity-based costing methodology for user fees.

Andrew also manages water and wastewater rate studies, in order to provide municipalities with full cost recovery financial plans, as required under Bill 175, Sustainable Water and Sewage Systems Act.  He has conducted workshops with regard to Bill 175 on behalf of the AMCTO, Water Environment Association of Ontario and Northwestern Ontario's Water and Wastewater Association.

Andrew is a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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