The mission of Will County Auditor is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting/advisory services (of the business activities, operations, financial systems and internal accounting controls) designed to add value and improve Will County’s operations.
The County Auditor accomplishes its mission by; (a) bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to assist the County management in the effective discharge of its responsibilities to establish an appropriate control environment and (b) provide objective and independent information on the effectiveness and the adequacy of internal controls and governance processes.
This approach is based on an ongoing review of key processes, risk levels, professional auditing standards (IIA, GFOA, AICPA, and GAO), and legal requirements (local ordinances, state statutes, and federal and state regulations).
Pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statute 55 ILCS 5/Div. 3.1. Sec. 3-1005, specifically the County Auditor is required to: (1) Audit all claims against the County; (2) Collect, analyze and preserve statistical and financial information with respect to the cost of operation of the various institutions and facilities maintained, operated or owned by the county ; (3) Maintain a file of all contracts; (4) Audit the receipts of all county officers and departments; (5) Maintain a continuous internal audit of the operations and financial records of the officers, agents, or divisions of the county.
(The county auditor shall have access to all records, documents, and resources necessary for the discharge of this responsibility.)
With Will County being the fourth largest county in the state and home to the nation's largest inland port, the role of Will County Auditor’s Office is to provide Will County citizens financial and operational transparency and accountability of Will County Government ; to provide a means to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse, and; to assist and encourage Will County citizens and officials to participate and collaborate in order to continue moving the County forward.
To expand on that effort, the Will County Auditor's office have compiled online links to assist various points of information on Will County operations and finances in the open government center.