Mission Statement: It is the goal of the Office of the Controller to strive to provide financial information on a timely basis, to continually improve the pre- and post-audit functions, to better use technology to increase productivity, to work collaboratively to improve County operating efficiencies, and to improve internal controls throughout County operations.
About the Controller: The Controller supervises the fiscal affairs of the County. The office scrutinizes, audits and decides on all bills, claims, and demands whatsoever against the County; draws and certifies vouchers for all bills, claims, and demands against the County that meet the Controller's approval. The Controller's office also keeps registers of all vouchers drawn upon the County and a copy of each voucher. This department also has custody of all deeds, contracts, bonds, books, documents, and papers relating to the County's financial affairs. The department keeps a full and regular set of books of all the fiscal operations of the County; prescribes the form and manner of keeping the books and papers used by each of the officers of the County in connection with the fiscal affairs of the County. Other duties include classifying all financial transactions of the County; reporting on the financial conditions of the County; audits, settling and adjusting the accounts of all county officers; and auditing the minor judiciary, tax collectors, and miscellaneous accounts.
Berks County Controller
Berks County Services Center 12th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601