Dauphin County Controller
Salary: $92,913.604 year termThe Controller is the elected Chief Fiscal Officer of the County, who supervises fiscal affairs, as set forth by the Pennsylvania County Code for Counties of the Third Class. The Controller is required by these Pennsylvania statutes to maintain and keep all fiscal and accounting records and to assure compliance of all financial and fiscal records in accordance with the latest standards and procedures of the accounting profession. The Controller is required by County Code to maintain custody and stewardship of all County contracts. All such documents are recorded to insure that the physical documents are received after they are approved by the Board of Commissioners. The Controller perpetually monitors all contract, agreement and lease payments to ensure that no payment exceeds the limits or terms of those documentsThe Controller is responsible for filing the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and associated General Purpose Financial Statements with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development. The Controller supervises accounting professionals within the County’s fiscal structure and verifies the entry of financial information into the County centralized governmental accounting system. The Controller also reconciles, adjusts and closes all County general ledgers; prepares all County financial statements and accompanying reports.999
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Since I was elected as Dauphin County Controller in November 2015 I have changed the way Dauphin County reports its finances to a comprehensive annual financial report which complies 10 years of financial statistical history; as a result Dauphin County received 4 consecutive national awards for financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association, a first for Dauphin County. My office prepared the first ever Dauphin County Employee Retirement Fund Reports for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. I also created Dauphin County’s first ever Audit Division. I am a Former Special Investigator with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Inspector General where I investigated government and contractor fraud, waste and abuse. I then went to and retired as a Special Agent with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General.
Continue to be transparent and engage with and meet with the general public; use technology to make the office more efficient; make continuing process improvements to save taxpayers money.
Keeping up with regulatory changes and requirements; obtaining funding to acquiring and use modern technology; asset management due to the uncertainty of the stock market are the biggest challenges. I plan to seek alternative ways of funding (grants) to address modern technology needs. Regulatory changes and asset management challenges will be meet by continuing training of myself and staff.
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