Municipalities 2017 Annual Financial Reporting

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 2017 annual audited statements for a municipality.

A signed and dated copy of the annual audited financial statements, including the auditors' report, should be emailed to Alternatively, the package can be mailed to:

Alberta Municipal Affairs
Municipal Capacity & Services Branch
17th Floor Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4

Financial Information Return (FIR)

The 2017 financial information return template and the accompanying manual are now available. The template requires Microsoft Excel v.7, or newer, to complete.

A signed and dated copy of the Financial Information Return, including the auditors' report, should be scanned and be sent electronically to

For guidance on completing and remitting the forms, e-mail a Financial Advisor by clicking here, or you can call for assistance at (780) 427-2225. toll free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000 first.

  • Date modified: 2018-10-03