As First Deputy City Controller, Mr. Rubin serves as the Controller’s Chief-of-Staff responsible for the management and oversight of 115 employees in the nine divisions within the Controller’s Office: Pre-Audit, Post-Audit, Special and Fraud Investigations, Administration, Financial and Policy Analysis, Pension Affairs, Information Technology, Community Affairs and Legal Affairs. All deputies and division directors report to Mr. Rubin.
Prior to becoming the First Deputy Controller in January 2014, Bill served as the Deputy Fraud Director when he joined the Controller’s Office in 2012.
In addition to the Controller’s Office, Bill has served in many roles and positions since joining the City 27 years ago. He started as a Parking Enforcement Officer and then moved to the City Commissioners Office, where he rose from the position of Election Clerk to Supervisor of Elections.
His city tenure also included being elected to the positions of Steward/Delegate and Treasurer for Local 696 District Council 33 where he served for more than 10 years. He was elected to the Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement where he served as Vice Chairman from 2004-2011. Bill has served on many panels and committees related to employee pensions and benefits throughout the country.
Mr. Rubin is an active member of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Youth Aid Panel, which works with at-risk juveniles, and he serves as the varsity boys basketball coach for St. Albert the Great.
John H. Thomas is the Pre-Audit Deputy in the Controller's Office and is responsible for managing the Expenditures and Receipts Control Unit and the Technical Unit. John has been with the Controller's office since January 2006, and especially enjoys his work because it "saves taxpayer resources and prevents inappropriate and unauthorized payments from the city treasury."
A Temple University graduate who also completed graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Thomas was previously employed by the Philadelphia Gas Commission as a senior analyst. His career has spanned more than twenty years in accounting, auditing, information technology, and financial-policy analysis. He has worked with the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office as an audit manager and also in General Electric’s financial management program.
Christy Brady is the Post Audit Deputy City Controller and has been a career auditor with the Controller’s Office for more than 20 years. Christy oversees a professional staff of 75 auditors who perform a variety audits which include the City of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia financial statement audits, the Single Audit of the City and the School District, performance audits to determine the effectiveness of City operations, compliance audits of City offices, departments, boards, and commissions that receive appropriations from City Council, and publishing reports on the financial condition of City government. She is the first female to hold this title with the City Controller’s Office.
Christy graduated cum laude from Philadelphia University with a degree in accounting and she is a graduate of Cheltenham High School. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Local Government Auditors. In her free, time Christy enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and coaching baseball and soccer in local youth sports organizations. She also enjoys participating in the annual Blue Cross Blue Shield Broad Street Run.