The Town of Atikokan’s Finance Department is responsible for handling the financial affairs of the Town and ensuring the overall financial well being of the Town of Atikokan. To achieve these goals, the Finance department operates within a variety of policies and procedures which adhere to the requirements of the Federal and Provincial governments and Council of the Town of Atikokan. The Finance Department is composed of a Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer and three Bookkeepers.
The Town of Atikokan is committed to keeping you informed about how we are managing and investing your tax dollars to provide quality services to meet the needs of our community.
Asset Management Plan
The Town of Atikokan’s Asset Management Plan provides an overview of all municipal assets, assesses their conditions and provides a plan for how to maintain and prioritize certain assets while reducing the cost to taxpayers. Municipal assets include roads, bridge, water/wastewater services and Town facilities.
The budget for the Town of Atikokan is developed by the Finance Department in co-operation with all Town departments and in consultation with various Committees of Council. The final budget is then presented to Council for final approval and adoption by by-law.
Financial Information Return (FIR)
The FIR is a data collection tool used by the Ministry of Northern Affairs and Housing that collects and reports on financial and statistical information on municipalities. The FIR is in the form of a standard document containing a number of relevant schedules that are updated from year-to-year.