Illinois Chapter Leadership

Nicole S. Caley, MBA
Chapter President

Nicole has more than 15 years of diverse and extensive experience within the operational accounting realm and leads a 38-person team that ensures the accuracy of $4 billion in payments annually.

Lucinda Zink, CPA, CGMA, PMP, CSSBB, MSA
Vice President

Lucinda has extensive experience with General Ledger and Operational Accounting in the Shared Services environment, as well as many years of project management experience and is currently responsible for authoring and implementing global accounting policies, and creating internal controls to support the monthly close process.

Julie Gonzales

Julie Gonzales earned her BA in Accounting with a concentration in Business Analytics from Benedictine University. She also earned her MBA from BenU. She is an associate board member for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and is also running the 2017 Chicago Marathon on Team Kidney. Julie is currently an accountant at Ace Hardware Corporation.

Galdina Guzman-Sigala
Chapter Membership Chair

Galdina, currently Senior Manager, Procurement & Accounts Payable at Heidrick & Struggles Inc., is a dedicated and versatile financial/operations manager with 10+ years of demonstrated success in business process reengineering, project management and systems integration, and is passionate about process improvement and automation.

Judie Buchalski
Visitor Host
Mary Wallace
Visitor Host

The Illinois Chapter has over 40 members who network and share ideas regarding their processes, internal controls, compliance, and regulations. They network together to build a stronger Financial Operations community in the Illinois area.

Outside of our annual conferences, Chapters will provide our financial operations community the opportunity to meet on a quarterly basis.

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What comes with being an IOFM Chapter Member?

Building a stronger community.

IOFM Chapters were developed to help build a stronger community within the Financial Operations world. When we build stronger communities, we build bigger ideas, stronger relationships, and better processes.

Better processes.

In our Chapter meetings we work directly with leadership to ensure you’re learning something when you attend the quarterly meetings. Whether that’s a new idea on automation, compliance laws, collection regulations, when we meet in person we begin to understand everyone’s processes – which allows us the understanding of how something works, more importantly how you can make something work better.

Continuing your education.

Because we’re working closely with Chapter leaders to ensure you’re learning chapter meetings qualify for CEUs for IOFM’s certification programs.

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