About Business Services
As Director of Business and Operations, Ms. Cox is responsible for the direction, coordination, and leadership of the Business Services Department. The division is responsible for coordinating contracted services, interacting with outside agencies and financial institutions, and preparing and presenting board, community, and staff reports. The Business Services Department is also responsible for conducting financial, operational, performance, and compliance audits to assess the effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records, and the efficiency of operations. It also serves as the liaison between the Cooperative and all internal and outside agencies that have business with the Cooperative.
The Business Services Department has separate operations that include the following: budget preparation, financial services, payroll services, account payables/receivables, and budgeting. The Business Services Department ensures that the Cooperative complies with state laws and financial accounting and reporting regulations. It oversees budget development, financial reporting, accounts payable/receivable, accounting, annual audits, payroll processing, and disbursements. The department is also responsible for developing and implementing plans to address control weaknesses and other audit findings and assisting in the development of accounting and auditing procedures.
Information about Contracts Exceeding $25,000 is available at the Administration Office.
Information about Illinois Public Act 097-0609 is available at the Administration Office.
Jennifer Cox, Director of Business and Operations
Email Ms. Cox | 224.513.6456
Heather Potocek, Coordinator of Fiscal Services and Administrative Assistant
Email Ms. Potocek | 224.513.6454
Effie Wiechering, Office Assistant
Email Ms. Wiechering | 224.513.6448
Julie Wohlt, Coordinator of Fiscal Services and Board Secretary
Email Ms. Wohlt | 224.206.3886