The Law of Municipal Finance
Private sector and government accountability scandals have damaged public trust in all things financial. The Law of Municipal Finance is a practical guide to managing fiscal resources responsibly and ethically. Examples from municipalities across Canada illustrate the rules in action, why they are necessary, and the consequences of breaking them.
- Understanding the relationships between different areas of municipal finance
- Implementing sound accounting systems
- Authorizing expenditures
- Working within provincial limitations on revenue
- Navigating the highly complex property tax systems, based on Ontario laws
- Avoiding audit pitfalls
- The municipal fiscal gap
Each chapter is a stand-alone resource on a specific topic - you'll gain a solid understanding of municipal finance whether you read one chapter or all nine. Value-added features include extensive references, sample investment policy, relevant legislation, and detailed property tax calculations.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Municipal Accounting
Chapter 3: Expenditures
Chapter 4: Municipal Revenues
Chapter 5: Debt
Chapter 6: Property Tax Systems
Chapter 7: Municipal Budget
Chapter 8: Municipal Audit
Chapter 9: The Final Chapter?