The Accounting Division compiles the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), working closely with Finance Administration. The CAFR includes the City of Lakewood financial statements and complies with City Charter, generally accepted accounting principles and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). The financial statements are externally audited by Swanhorst & Company LLC. The data contained in the reports are for historical reference only. The information contained is not updated for development subsequent to the date of the independent auditor’s report.
The CAFRs are also available in hard copy for viewing at the City Clerk's Office and at the two Jefferson County Libraries located in Lakewood, Colo.
The Finance Administration Division generates the General Fund Quarterly Revenue and Expenditure Report, comparing year-to-date actuals to budget and to prior year. This report is updated and replaced each month with the most recent information.
Lakewood Ledger is the City's online tool for residents to better understand how Lakewood spends taxpayer funds. The tool allows viewers to search the City's spending accounts by expense type, department, fund and by vendor name. It includes payments made through procurement cards that function like credit cards, accounts payable vouchers and other payment methods.