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Office of Comptroller 
Operations

Brian T. Lyman is the chief accounting officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and deputy secretary for the Office of the Budget's Office of Comptroller Operations.  Mr. Lyman has 20 years of auditing and financial management experience, which includes time spent as a senior manager with a Big 4 Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm, serving as the Deputy State Auditor for the State of Delaware and most recently serving as the Director of the Bureau of Audits for the commonwealth.  He is a certified public accountant and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

As the commonwealth's chief accounting officer, Mr. Lyman provides executive leadership and direction to the staff of approximately 420 professional accountants, auditors, contract managers, financial analysts and payroll professionals and manages an office budget of over $55 million.  Mr. Lyman holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware and has been a speaker at various government auditing and accounting conferences.  Mr. Lyman lives in Romansville with his wife, Kelly, and four beautiful children - Caleb, Chase, Declan and Ellie.


About Comptroller Operations

The Office of Comptroller Operations prepares and issues the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR, and the state-level single audit.  The office oversees the commonwealth’s uniform accounting, payroll and financial reporting systems.  Additionally, Comptroller Operations provides auditing, financial management, accounts payable and receivable services; enterprise-wide travel management and support; quality assurance and process improvement consulting; and other specialized services including enterprise vendor registration and support.

In 2009, the Office of Comptroller Operations undertook a bold reorganization to a shared services model that consolidated nine offices and bureaus and streamlined the commonwealth’s finance business processes that resulted in an annual savings of $10 million compared to 2008 costs.  This reorganization earned the office the GFOA’s 2011 E-Government and Technology Award for Excellence in Government Finance.  Additionally, in 2018 the Office of Comptroller Operations earned the GFOA Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 32nd consecutive year.