The Controller's Office shall supervise the fiscal affairs of Chester County, including the accounts, transactions and official acts relating thereto, of all officers and persons entrusted with the public funds of the county. The Controller shall maintain accounting records, processes, accounts payable and other disbursements, manage payroll and retirement benefits, and shall be responsible for the internal audit function. Internal audits shall accurately and thoroughly assess the adequacy of controls, legal contractual compliance and good business practices.
The Controller's Office shall serve as a resource for Chester County residents, government officials, vendors, financial markets and others seeking financial information about county government. In preparing and providing reports to the public and otherwise carrying out its functions, the Controller's Office shall be dedicated to open, honest and efficient government.The Controller shall timely prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) each year as required by and consistent with prudent accounting principles.
In performing their duties, the staff of the Controller's Office shall consistently seek to ensure that Chester County taxpayers' funds are spent, administered and accounted for prudently, lawfully and efficiently.