Accounting and Finance
Budgets and Financial Statements
The Town of High River Finance department provides financial stewardship through a commitment to leading practices aligned with the Council strategic goals and values.
Finance department discharges its duties and responsibilities in a collaborative, innovative and responsive manner guided by the principles of accountability and transparency.
The Finance department comprises the following branches:
Financial Planning & Budget
The Financial Planning branch is responsible for establishment, implementation and monitoring of municipal budgets including tracking budget variances & projections and treasury management.
The treasury function supports an appropriate investment management governance structure, debt and reserve management, banking relations and cash flow management responsibilities.
The Accounting Services branch oversees the transactional processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, collections, cemetery, front counter services, fixed assets accounting, ledger reconciliations, financial statement reporting and attending to external auditors.
The Assessment branch is responsible for the classification and valuation of all property within the Town of High River, thereby ensuring fair and equitable distribution of taxes in accordance with provincially legislated standards.
The Assessment branch is mandated by provincial legislation to fairly and equitably assess all property within the Municipality at market value or regulated cost on an annual basis.