Your Tax Dollars At Work

The Village's Financial Cycle

The Village utilizes a fund accounting system to account for the resources necessary to operate and to maintain capital assets. The Village completes an annual financial cycle designed to plan how funds will be spent during the year, manage and track revenues and expenditures while the plan is in place, and report on final outcomes at year-end.

Finance Flow

  1. Finance Department

    Physical Address
    1225 Cedar Lane
    Northbrook, IL 60062

    Phone: 847-272-5050
    Fax: 847-272-9760

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Annual Budget

The annual budget is the key financial policy and planning document of the Village and outlines anticipated revenues and authorized expenditures for the Village in a given fiscal year (May 1 - April 30). The budget combines information from the Capital Improvement Plan, operating Departments and other sources and creates a comprehensive overview of the Village’s funds. The draft budget is released each year in late February with the Board reviewing and approving it in April. 

Current Budget Documents

Archived budget documents can be found here.

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

The five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a long-range planning document designed to review and outline the Village’s anticipated capital needs. The CIP includes items such as street reconstruction, water main replacement, vehicle replacements, and stormwater projects. Updates are made each November and final changes are incorporated in the annual budget.

Capital Improvement Plan

Quarterly Financial Reports

The Quarterly Financial Report summarizes the Village’s activities in a given quarter. This report helps monitor the Village’s financial performance and allows the Village Board to make "course corrections" as necessary. 

Current Quarterly Financial Reports

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is the Village’s annual audit. It focuses on a single financial year and covers a variety of topics including the Village’s overall financial standing and the standing of each fund. An independent auditor completes a review of the Village’s financial practices and statements and includes an official letter summarizes its findings. The CAFR is the last piece of the Village’s financial cycle and is released for the prior fiscal year each October.

The Village also prepares a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) which is an easy to use snapshot of the CAFR.

Current CAFR Documents

Archived CAFR documents can be found here.

Employee Compensation

In compliance with Public Act 097-0609, the employee compensation reports for the current fiscal year can be found below:

Vendor Expenditure Reports

The Vendor Expenditure Report summarizes all payments made by the Village to any specific vendor within the specified timeframe (usually six months or one year). 

Recent Vendor Expenditure Reports

Debt Profile

Review other documents related to the Village’s debt profile (i.e. prior ratings and bond obligations) here.

Other Finance Documents

Review the Annual Treasurer’s Report here.