Administration and Finance Department

The Administration & Finance Department is responsible for the day-to-day and financial operations of the Municipality. This is accomplished by the CAO/Treasurer through the various Department Heads, ensuring effective functioning of all municipal operations within approved legislation, regulations, by-laws and approved funding limits.


The CAO serves as a key advisor and liaison to Council.

The CAO represents the Municipality with external agencies on behalf of Council. The CAO facilitates the Municipality's activities with local boards, agencies and service partners.

The CAO acts as an ambassador within the larger municipal community while supporting the programs and policies of Council.

As the Senior appointed official and working in collaboration with the Municipality's Management Staff, the CAO's major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Policies
  • Budget
  • Council Support
  • Communication
  • Human Resources

Commissioning Services

Highlands East does not provide notary services however we do commission documents at no charge.


The Finance Department is responsible for a wide range of financial management, accounting and taxation activities, including: