Peru Hires New CFO – Shaw Local

Tracy Mitchell, of Peruwas hired as the new financial director of the city of Peru at the beginning of October.

Mitchell grew up in Peru and graduated from La Salle High School-Peru. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bradley University and is a certified public accountant.

Mitchell began his career in the Chicagoland area before returning to Peru. She worked as an accountant with the city for the past seven years before being hired as the city’s director of finance.

“I can honestly say that I was initially very impressed with the city of Peru,” Mitchell said. “As a former auditor, their accounting policies and procedures were in excellent shape. I plan to apply the basics of my knowledge of financial practices within the city and maintain the high level of accuracy and compliance that currently exists. »

Mitchell began his career as an internal auditor at Ernst&Young in Chicago. She then worked as a regional accounting manager for McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook for company-owned restaurants. After that, Mitchell was then recruited by AmeriKing dba National Restaurant Enterprises, Burger King’s largest franchisee at the time, to be the accounting manager.

Mitchell then left the Chicagoland area and returned to Peru to raise three children, two of whom graduated from La Salle High School-Peru and the third from St. Bede Academy.

Mitchell said she returned to the workforce almost seven years ago as an accountant in Peru.

“I will contribute and provide financial input to ensure that we adhere to proper fiscal policy,” Mitchell said. “I will maintain a fiduciary responsibility to protect the city’s assets and plan accordingly to meet the financial needs for effective operations.”

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