About Us
The Office of the Director of Finance was created by the Philadelphia 1951 Home Rule Charter to give the Mayor and the City government a principal officer responsible for the financial, accounting, and budgeting functions of the executive branch. The Director of Finance is also the Chairman of the Board of Pensions and Retirements and an ex-officio member of the board of various quasi-governmental agencies, including the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.
The Office of the Director of Finance is comprised of the Accounting Bureau, Office of Budget and Program Evaluation, Mayor’s Office of Grants, OnePhilly, Office of Property Data, and Risk Management. Operating on a fiscal year between July 1st and June 30th, the Office of the Director of Finance administers the City’s payroll activities and risk management functions, issues financial reports, and oversees expenditures and reports on all grants through the Mayor’s Office of Grants.
Meet the Finance Director, Rob Dubow
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), which is a financial oversight board, established by the Commonwealth in 1991. He served as 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 in Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.