Posted: Aug. 22, 2003

Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker on Aug. 12 announced the selection of Robert B. Wasserbach to be the next City Auditor. Wasserbach, who is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and an attorney, is currently Senior Tax Manager of the Wilmington Office of PFPC Incorporated, a subsidiary of PNC Bank. Wasserbach spent many years at Wilmington Trust Company, rising to Audit Manager before leaving Wilmington Trust in 1997 to join PFPC.  

Wasserbach lives in the Midtown Brandywine section of the City, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Widener University, a Juris Doctor Degree from Widener University School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. He was a candidate for State Auditor in Delaware in 2000 on the Democratic ticket. 

“Bob is a very talented, qualified and competent person who understands the complexities of the independent auditing functions and the checks and balances that are important to the solid management of the City’s finances,” Mayor Baker said today in announcing Wasserbach’s selection as Auditor. “We look forward to working with Bob so that we can continue taking a proactive approach to the management of the people’s money.” 

Wasserbach’s nomination will be the subject of a City Council Finance Committee meeting on August 25 before his name is officially considered by the full City Council. If approved by Council, Robert Wasserbach would assume the position in early September. 

Mayor Baker today also thanked Mary Kirlin, Acting City Auditor, on behalf of the citizens of Wilmington, for overseeing the City’s audit functions since she took the position on an interim basis on March 4 of this year. The Mayor said Kirlin would return full time to her position as Pension Coordinator for the Office of City Treasurer Henry Supinski once Wasserbach is confirmed and assumes the Auditor position.