Receiver General for Canada
|Receiver General for Canada|
|Appointer||Governor General of Canada|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Walter Murray|
|Formation||September 14, 1764|
The Receiver General for Canada (French: Receveur général du Canada) is responsible for making payments to the Government of Canada each fiscal year, accepting payments from financial institutions and preparing the Public Accounts of Canada, containing annual audited financial statements of the Government of Canada. The Receiver General deposits and withdraws funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada.
The Minister of Public Works and Government Services is the Receiver General for Canada. The Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, 1996 states: "In the Minister's capacity as Receiver General, the Minister shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions assigned to the Receiver General by law."