Meet the Auditor: 

Jake was educated by the public school systems of Pembroke and St. Anne.  After high school, Mr. Lee joined the  United States Navy and achieved high levels of accomplishment. He served at duty stations such as the United States Naval Academy (USNA); the USS Enterprise (CVN-65); and Bagram Airfield in Bagram, Afghanistan.  During Jake’s tenure he earned several awards and accolades, “early promote” evaluations, and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Upon his return to Kankakee County, Jake got involved in the community and supports several organizations through volunteering.  While working fulltime at Hoekstra Transportation, LLC as the Operations and Safety Manager, Jake pursued and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  Mr. Lee was elected in 2016 as the Kankakee County Auditor. Jake's greatest pride and joy are his two daughters, Briánna and Maya! The Auditor's Office is guided by three principles: Accountability, Collaboration, and Transparency (ACT).

 The Kankakee County Auditor:

*Is an independently elected auditor who reports directly to the tax payers.

*Is dedicated to ensuring that the County's spending is in accordance with County policies and ordinances and State and Federal laws.

*Is an internal county auditor who pursues all activity on a daily basis.

*Strives to anticipate problems before they arise to prevent unnecessary, costly mistakes.

*Promotes accountability and transparency.

Definition of Internal Auditing: Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.