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Auditor: Carol VanWinkle

Carol VanWinkle
County Auditor

The County Auditor is an elected official and serves a four-year term.

Telephone (309) 495-4651 or (309) 672-6006
Fax (309) 677-6234
Office Hours Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm
Location Peoria County Courthouse (map)
Room G-02 (map)
What we do This office performs pre-payment audits on all claims against the County:
  • Verifying accuracy of the claims submitted and the authority for expenditures
  • Recommending Payment or rejection of all invoices
The Auditor's Main Responsibilities Include:
  • Continuous, on-going internal audits of Operations
  • Financial records of all officers, agents, or divisions of the county
  • Determining Vendor Compliance with Prevailing Wage requirements
  • Audit, approve, and maintain the Vendor database of County Vendors
  • Verification of the physical presence of County assets through audit
  • Audit of receipts of all County officers, and departments deposited with the County Treasurer
  • Review and verification of adherence to the appropriate County ordinance and/or state statute
Summary of Purpose Protect taxpayer investment; determine compliance with County Policies and other applicable requirements (e.g., State Statutes, Federal requirements, generally accepted accounting policies, good business procedures, etc as they pertain to Peoria County)
Organizational Chart Organizational Chart
2016 Operating Budget $234,345
Employees 3 full-time employees and 1 full-time position shared by 2 part-time employees (includes Auditor)
Parent Committee Peoria County Ways and Means Committee - Audit
Obtaining Information Per FOIA guidelines: written request via mail, personal delivery, fax, or email.
Freedom of Information Officers Carol VanWinkle, Auditor - FOI Officer
Kerry Heiden, Chief Deputy Auditor - Deputy FOI Officer
Address for Requests Carol VanWinkle, Peoria County Auditor, 324 Main-Suite G-02, Peoria, IL 61602
Fees Fees for Public Records Copied or Certified
Documents Stored in Auditor's Office
  • Audit Reports of Peoria County departments
  • Prevailing Wage Compliance Audits
  • Vendor W9 Forms and Vendor Database for Peoria County
  • Summary of checks audited and paid to Jurors
  • Auditor Policies (requirements to pay a bill; financial policies; reimbursement claims, Travel policy requirements)
  • Forms for various purposes (transmittal sheet for Claims, Voucher form, Prevailing Wage requirements,Travel Reimbursement Claim Form)
  • Auditor Office procedures and Internal Informational Bulletins with employee directives
  • World War I & II Memorial purchases of inscribed brick paver
  • Personnel Matters (training, sick, vacation, personal days, etc.)

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