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Mayor Kenney names Christy Brady as Acting City Controller

She had previously been serving as Deputy City Controller, and holds nearly 30 years of experience within the office.

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Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Nov. 7, 2022 that Deputy City Controller Christy Brady has been named Acting City Controller, effective immediately. She will be succeeding Rebecca Rhynhart who resigned a month ago to add her name to the 2023 mayoral race.

“As the independent financial watchdog for the City of Philadelphia, the Office of the Controller  plays a critical role in ensuring that our municipal government operates effectively, and that taxpayers’ dollars are used as efficiently as possible. That’s why it’s important that the person taking on this role has the integrity, experience and expertise to engage all stakeholders while staying free from political bias,” said Mayor Kenney. 

Brady holds nearly 30 years of experience within the Controller’s office. In that time, she has served in a variety of roles within the audit department.

Her previous roles include Audit Associate, Audit Supervisor, Audit Manager, and Audit Director, before she was named Deputy City Controller in 2017 as the first woman to hold the position.

She has overseen financial, performance, and compliance audits for all municipal departments and agencies. 

“Working with stakeholders and partners, my number one goal will be to ensure that we’re delivering the most efficient City services, programs, and operations with a focus on what’s best for taxpayers and the public,” Brady said.

Additionally, she renders opinions on the Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports and the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards of the City and School District of Philadelphia.

Brady’s certifications include being a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Jefferson University in Philadelphia and graduated cum laude.

She holds membership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Local Government Auditors.

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