Budget & Finance
The Finance Department is responsible for handling all of the financial affairs of the municipality. These responsibilities include: tax collection, accounts receivable and accounts payable, customer service, financial reporting to municipal departments and Council, and payroll. The Finance Department is also responsible for maintenance of accurate records and accounts of the financial affairs of the municipality, compliance with provincial reporting requirements, and ensuring investments of the municipality are made in accordance with provincial regulations.
Each year the District and Council create a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This includes everything needed to make Mackenzie a great place to live. We provide and maintain great indoor and outdoor recreation services and facilities, snow clearing, garbage collection and other public works services, and protection services such as our local fire department.
We support community resources such as the Chamber of Commerce, Public Library, Ernie Bodin Community Centre (Art Centre, Museum, Senior Centre, Local Radio Station, Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store), the Mackenzie Golf and Country Club, and many more community service groups.
Every municipality in BC produces an Annual Report each year to highlight accomplishments of the previous year, and plans for the upcoming year. The report also provides the audited financial statements of the previous year. Community members are invited to comment on the annual report prior to Council adopting the plan each year.
The District of Mackenzie's Annual Report is also a progress report card to the community on specific goals developed by the community and set by Council in the 2021-2025 Council Priorities strategic planning process.
Statement of Financial Information (SOFI)
All municipalities are required annually to submit a Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) Report to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development under section 2 of the Financial Information Act. The SOFI report contains the following information:
- Audited Financial Statements
- Schedule of Guarantee and Indemnity agreements
- Schedule of employee remuneration (over $75,000)
- Schedule of Council remuneration
- Schedule of payments to suppliers (over $25,000)
- Schedule of all grants given by the District