For Immediate Release
Feb. 2, 2017
Contact: Brian Dries
Controller Butkovitz Recognizes Christy Brady as Philadelphia’s Lead Auditor
She will serve as the City’s first female Post-Audit Deputy Controller
PHILADELPHIA - City Controller Alan Butkovitz today recognized Christy Brady as the newly appointed Post-Audit Deputy Controller. Brady is now the highest ranking CPA in city government and is the first female appointed to this position.
Brady, who was a former Audit Director and has been with the Controller’s Office for 23 years, will oversee a staff of 75 auditors who perform a variety of audits which include the City of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia’s financial statements, federal grants, performance audits and annual departmental audits for every city agency.
“Christy has vast experience with auditing every city department and knows what corners to look around when uncovering any waste or misuse of funds,” Butkovitz said. “This is a tough profession that requires you to get answers even when you are met with constant resistance, and this is something that Christy excels at.
“The last 23 years with the Controller’s Office has prepared me to take on this challenging role,” said Brady. “I have worked on a variety of audits alongside and under the direction of experienced and knowledgeable staff. I look forward to continuing to carry out the mission and the professionalism that has made this office one of the most respected local government organizations in the country.”
Most recently, Brady led the audit of the Fire Department’s Brownout & Rotation Policy, which found that these policies were increasing overtime and jeopardizing public safety. It was a significant factor in Mayor Kenney’s decision to end brownouts and rotations.
In addition, she pioneered the first-ever review of the School District’s multi-million dollar artwork collection. Her work led to discovering that many art pieces were missing and/or stored in an undisclosed facility where it was hidden from the public. Over time, this has resulted in the School District to re-appraise the artwork and provide greater transparency over its assets.
“She has a proven record as a leading auditor, and we are very confident she will do an excellent job as the City’s top CPA,” said Butkovitz.
Brady fills the role held by Gerald Micciulla, who retired after 42 years of service with the Controller’s Office. Controller Butkovitz appointed Brady to fill this role December 2015 and she has been transitioning into the position over the last year.
Brady earned a B.A. in Accounting from Philadelphia University and also is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant. In addition, she is a distinguished member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Local Government Auditors.
Brady, who resides in the Fox Chase, coaches youth soccer and baseball in local organizations, volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and enjoys running in marathons including the annual Blue Cross Blue Shield Broad Street Run.