Christy Brady

Christy Brady, CPA
City Controller

After winning the 2023 November General Election, City Controller Christy Brady assumed the official role after being sworn into office by Judge James Crumlish III after the Office of the City Commissioners certified the election results. Prior to winning her election, Christy held the role of Acting-City Controller after she was was appointed to the role by Mayor James F. Kenney on November 7, 2022.

With nearly 30 years of experience across a variety of roles in the Philadelphia Office of the City Controller, Christy worked her way up the ranks of the Controller’s Office. Since January 2017, Christy has led a professional staff of auditors who perform financial, performance, and compliance audits for the City of Philadelphia and financial audits for the School District of Philadelphia as the first woman ever appointed Deputy Controller for Audit. As Deputy for audit, Christy oversaw a professional staff of auditors who conduct financial, performance, and compliance audits for a variety of municipal departments and agencies, as well as render opinions on the Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports and the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards of the City and School District of Philadelphia.

Christy 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.

Judge James Crumlish III swore Controller Brady into office.

As the City Controller, Christy will manage all day-to-day operations of the office and continue its work to meet and exceed its core functions. She will serve on the Board of Pensions, Gas Commission and Sinking Fund Commission.

Christy lives in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia with her husband and three children. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, now known as Jefferson University, where she played soccer and softball.