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Controller's Office

Michael Gallagher,
Controller

Michael Gallagher, Bucks County ControllerAn elected row officer, the controller is the chief financial officer and chief auditor. He exercises general supervision and control over the county's financial affairs. He is authorized to examine the accounts and official acts of all officers or other persons who collect, receive, or disperse the county's money. The controller sits on the retirement board, salary board and prison oversight board. He is the final, independent check on the fiscal activities of the executive and legislative branches of county government as well as the independently elected officers and courts.

The Controller's primary function is to supervise the fiscal affairs of the County which includes,
but is not limited to, the following:

Accounts Payable Department
Processes and approves all vendors' invoices for payment.

General Accounting Department
Maintains the County's general ledger and prepares the County's
comprehensive annual financial report.

PDF Icon (Document in pdf format) 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

PDF Icon (Document in pdf format) 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

PDF Icon (Document in pdf format) 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

 
2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Internal Audit Department 
Conducts periodic audits of the courts, tax collectors, row offices, county departments and agencies.

County of Bucks Tax Collector Audits
For the period of January 15, 2012 through January 15, 2015
Bridgeton Township  Chalfont Borough
Doylestown Borough  Durham Township 
East Rockhill Township

Payroll Department
Prepares the County's biweekly payroll.

Retirement Fund Section
Maintains the accounts and records for the County's Employees' Pension Plan.

Retirement Board Meetings are generally the second Commissioners' Meeting of the month (usually the 3rd Wednesday).

Other Functions

  • Investigates fraud and abuse                                                             
  • Receives all County bids
  • Serves as custodian of documents

Direct all inquiries and/or comments concerning the above to the Controller via telephone or facsimile.

Controller's Office
Michael Gallagher
Controller
Phone.: 215-348-6435 
Fax: 215-348-6107
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.