Legislated reporting requirements

The Municipal Government Act requires that each municipality and each regional services commission 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.

For help completing and remitting financial reporting forms, contact an advisor.

Annual financial statements for municipalities

Sample financial statements are available as a reference in the preparation of the 2020 annual audited statements for a municipality.

A signed and dated copy of the annual audited financial statements, including the auditors' report and the completed financial information return template should be submitted using the secured link for your municipality.

Financial Information Return for municipalities

The 2020 Financial Information Return (FIR) was emailed to all chief administrative officers on January 14, 2021.

The completed FIR should be submitted with the signed and dated copy of the audited financial statements, using the secured link for your municipality.

If the email for the FIR template and your municipality’s unique submission link was lost, email [email protected] to obtain the template and submission link.

Annual Report Template for municipalities

The Town of New Sampleford Annual Report Template was developed by Municipal Affairs as a resource for municipalities considering the development and publication of annual reports to provide additional financial and operational information to the public.

Annual reports are not legislatively required, but they are considered a financial reporting best practice. The template developed is based on Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) best practices for annual reports and has been reviewed and endorsed by the Alberta chapter of the GFOA.

Annual financial statements for regional services commissions

Sample financial statements are available as a reference in the preparation of the 2020 annual audited statements for a commission.

A signed and dated copy of the annual audited financial statements, including the auditor's report and the completed financial information return template, should be submitted using the secured link for your regional services commission.

Financial Information Return for regional services commissions

The 2020 Financial Information Return (FIR) was emailed to all chief administrative officers on January 14, 2021.

The completed FIR should be submitted with the signed and dated copy of the audited financial statements, using the secured link for your regional services commission.

If the email for the FIR template and your regional services commission’s unique submission link was lost, email [email protected] to obtain the template and the submission link.

Contact

Connect with Alberta Municipal Affairs:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2225
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]