Legislated reporting requirements

Section 602.34 of the Municipal Government Act requires that each Regional Services Commission (RSC) prepare an annual financial statement and a financial information return.

These reports, including the auditor's reports and the Excel template for download, should be submitted electronically to lgs.update@gov.ab.ca by May 1, of each year. However, as a result of COVID-19, the Minister has established the deadline for reporting the 2019 FIR for regional services commissions to be October 1, 2020.

Alberta Municipal Affairs has developed a short guide to assist municipal officials and other stakeholders to interpret financial statements.

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

Annual financial statements

Sample financial statements are available as a reference in the preparation of the 2019 annual audited statements for a commission.

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

Audited financial statements should be submitted with the financial information return, using the instructions found in the Financial Information Return section below.

Financial Information Return

The 2019 Financial Information Return (FIR) template and the accompanying manual are now available. The 2019 FIR template and the unique submission link were emailed to all chief administrative officers on January 15, 2020. The template requires Microsoft Excel 2007, or newer, to complete.

A signed and dated copy of the FIR, including the auditor's report, should be submitted using the secured link for your RSC.

If the email for the 2019 FIR template and your RSC's unique submission link was lost, email lgs.update@gov.ab.ca 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: lgsmail@gov.ab.ca