Welcome to the Auditor's Website!

Jacob M. "Jake" Lee, MBA
Kankakee County Auditor



Meet the Auditor: 

Jake was educated by the public school systems of Pembroke and St. Anne, IL. After high school, Mr. Lee joined the  United States Navy and  served at several duty stations including: 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; he currently supports several organizations through volunteering.  While working fulltime as a manager of operations and safety for a transportation company, 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. 

Professional Memberships: 
  • Illinois Association of County Auditors (IACA)
  • Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

Jake's greatest pride and joy are his two daughters, Briánna and Maya! Jake's mission for 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 federal laws and regulations; state statutes; county ordinances, resolutions, and policies. 

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

*Promotes accountability and transparency.

Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) 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.



"Public funds, property or credit shall be used only
for public purposes."
        -IL Constitution