Legislated reporting requirements
The Municipal Government Act requires that each municipality prepare annual audited financial statements and a financial information return. Both reports should be returned to Alberta Municipal Affairs by May 1 of each year.
Alberta Municipal Affairs has developed a short guide to assist municipal officials and other stakeholders to interpret the financial statements. A set of customizable slides is also available for download and is intended to be used for presenting the financial statements.
Annual financial statements
Sample financial statements are available as a reference in the preparation of the 2018 annual audited statements for a municipality.
- New Sampleford 2018 Financial Statements (PDF, 789 KB)
- Sample Letter - "Auditor's Independence" (PDF, 14 KB)
A signed and dated copy of the annual audited financial statements, including the auditors' report, should be submitted using the secured link for your municipality. To obtain your municipality’s unique submission link, email email@example.com.
Financial Information Return (FIR)
The 2018 financial information return template and the accompanying manual are now available. The template requires Microsoft Excel 2007, or newer, to complete.
- 2018 Financial Information Return Manual (PDF, 725 KB)
- 2018 Financial Information Return excel template (XLSX, 71 KB)
- Audited Financial Statements and Tax Rate Bylaws
A signed and dated copy of the Financial Information Return, including the auditors' report, should be scanned and submitted using the secured link for your municipality. To obtain your municipality’s unique submission link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For help completing and remitting financial reporting forms, contact a Municipal Advisor: