City Controller


Jerome Alex

City Controller

225 Market St
Sunbury, PA 17801

t: 570-286-7820 
f: 570-286-3090 

The Controller is an elected official who serves a term of four years and is not subject to term limitation. The Controller is independent of the Mayor and City Council.  

The Controller oversees City finances and reviews all expenditures of all City departments, the Mayor, City Council, and City boards, commissions, agencies, and authorities for whom the City provides financial guarantees. The Controller reviews the annual budget before approval by City Council and makes non-binding recommendations to the Council for consideration. Furthermore, the City Controller audits finances from time to time as requested by the Mayor or by City Council and reports on the progress of the implementation of any recommendations as found in the Annual Audit and Management Letter.  In addition, the Controller may furnish periodic reports of audits conducted and interprets and communicates audit policies and procedures to all City management and staff.  The Controller audits the bank accounts of City related authorities, boards and commissions as well as acting as the repository for all City contracts, leases and other agreements.