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Financial Services

When you pay your taxes in our town, where does your money go? Well, it goes right back into keeping your town clean, safe, liveable and assuring the exceptional quality of life you’ve come to expect in Elkford!

That’s because our Financial Services Department works hard to balance, budget and handle all the District of Elkford’s operating expenses, community programs and services while upholding the most scrupulous standards and remaining transparent, fair and accountable to council, staff, the public and other governing bodies. They also perform long-term financial planning that secures the future financial health of our community. Right down to the nickels and cents, they keep us running smoothly, smartly and sustainably. 

In addition to providing financial guidance and information to council, staff and the public in the financial planning endeavours of the organization, this department is also accountable for revenue collection, grant management, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, risk management, insurance, annual tax sale and statutory reporting. What they do for Elkford is a pretty big deal, even if they don’t like to brag about it. 

It's safe to say that nobody ever likes paying taxes anywhere, but everyone here enjoys the benefits of living in a financially well-managed community.