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Create Your Own Career Path

The Controller's Office provides you with a full range of stimulating assignments that are as diverse and challenging as any in the accounting profession.


Individuals begin their careers in the Controller's Office performing meaningful and varied auditing assignments relating to various aspects of Philadelphia government. Auditors increase the financial integrity and accountability of the city by reviewing and evaluating financial practices of its departments and agencies. This includes Performance Audits, Fraud Audits and Financial Audits.

Career Progression


Automatic promotion to Auditor I position upon earning a satisfactory performance rating after one year as an Auditor Trainee.


The Controller's Office provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes sick, vacation, and personal leave as well as medical and compensation plan that allows employees to save even more for retirement.


All continuing professional educational requirements provided.


Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting. Candidates may apply for the position and be accepted up to nine months prior to graduation upon the successful completion of the required Civil Service examination. You must be a resident of the City of Philadelphia within one year of date of hire.

Additional information can be obtained by reference to specification 2A40 available by click here

For more information on a rewarding career with the City Controller's Office, please email info@philadelphiacontroller.org or call 215-686-6684