Message from the County Auditor
With a total fiscal year 2016 budget exceeding one-half billion dollars, the
scope of the DuPage County budget would rival that of some of the better known
In the private sector or business world, as an
enterprise grows, the owners of the company become further removed from its
day-to-day operations. Their knowledge of what's being done and how it's being
done shrinks as the company gets larger. The same is true in County government.
As the government grows, taxpayers become less and less familiar with its
operations. It becomes harder to distinguish a local gasoline tax from a motor
fuel tax; a Circuit Court Clerk from a County Clerk; a Youth Home from a jail;
etc. Similarly, citizens often don’t realize that while many agencies may
in their name, they are often administered by different governing boards and
operate under different sections of the law.
this reduced familiarity with government shouldn't mean that your demand for
government accountability should be any less. Quite the opposite is true. As
you pay more of your hard earned money to government, you have the right to
expect an increased level of accountability for the use of that money.
Providing this accountability is what the Office of the County Auditor is
all about. As your independently elected County Auditor, I ask questions that
you would ask: Where are the County's revenues being spent? How are they being
spent? Are County departments operating efficiently and effectively? What
improvements in operations can be made to save tax dollars? Are County
resources properly protected?
To accomplish this, Illinois state
law has prescribed that my Office is to maintain a continuous internal audit of
the operations and financial records of the officers, agents or divisions of
the County. In DuPage County, this responsibility includes the
departments under the administration of the DuPage County Board and eight
County-wide Elected Officials.
This website is furnished as a
public service to provide insight into the functions of the Office of the
DuPage County Auditor. If you have any questions regarding DuPage County
government, feel free to call me at 630-407-6075, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have also established an Audit
Hotline at 75-AUDIT (630-752-8348) for you to report any
questions or concerns you may have about the waste, fraud or abuse of DuPage
County government resources.
If I can't provide a direct
answer to your questions, I will refer you to someone who can.
Bob Grogan, CPA, CFE