The consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the management of the Town of Cardston.
These consolidated financial statements have been prepared from information provided by management. Financial statements are not precise since they include certain amounts based on estimates and judgements. Management has determined such amounts on a reasonable basis in order to ensure that the financial statements are presented fairly, in all material respects.
The Town maintains systems of internal accounting and administrative controls that are designed to provide reasonable assurance that the financial information is relevant, reliable and accurate and that the Town's assets are properly accounted for and adequately safeguarded.
The elected Council of the Town of Cardston is responsible for ensuring that management fulfils its responsibilities for financial statements. Council carries out its responsibility principally through the Audit Committee. The Council meets annually with management and the external auditors to discuss internal controls over the financial reporting process, auditing matters and financial reporting issues, and to satisfy itself that each party is properly discharging its responsibilities. Council considers the engagement or reappointment of the external auditors; Council also reviews the monthly financial reports.
The consolidated financial statements have been audited by Joshua L. Allen Professional Corporation, Chartered Accountant, the external auditor, in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards on behalf of the Council, residents and ratepayers of the Town. Joshua L. Allen Professional Corporation has full and free access to the Council.
Jeff Shaw - Chief Adminstrative Officer