What we do
The Office of the Director of Finance (Finance) is charged with overseeing the City’s financial, accounting, and budgetary functions, including:
- Establishing fiscal policy guidelines.
- Overseeing the City’s budget and financial management programs.
- Recording and accounting all City financial activities.
Finance administers the City’s payroll activities and risk management functions, issues financial reports, and oversees expenditures and reports on all grants. Finance strives to ensure that the City maintains long-term fiscal stability while meeting its policy goals.
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 686-6141
Rob Dubow, director of finance, was appointed on January 7, 2008. The director of finance is the chief financial officer of the City.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Dubow was the executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA), a financial oversight board established by the Commonwealth in 1991. He served as the chief financial officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2005. From 2000 to 2004, he served as budget director for the City of Philadelphia, where he had also been a deputy budget director and assistant budget director.
Before working for the City, Mr. Dubow was a senior financial analyst for PICA. He also served as a research associate at the Pennsylvania Economy League and was a reporter for The Associated Press.
Mr. Dubow earned a master of business administration from the Wharton School of Business and a bachelor of arts from the University of Pennsylvania.