Every year the City of Pocatello produces a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This lengthy report conforms to generally accepted accounting principles as established by the Government Accounting Standards Board. It is audited by an external auditor (Deaton and Company) to ensure that it fairly represents the actual financial condition of the City, but it is written by accountants for other accountants. The detail is of primary interest to the financial community for purposes of monitoring our creditworthiness. The CAFR is a technical report whereas our Citizen’s Financial Report has been created for all citizens to obtain an understanding of the City’s financial condition.