What’s New at the Division of Finance

Assistant State Comptroller
Marcie Handy Is Retiring

Assistant State Comptroller Marcie Handy retires at the end of May, 2018.  She began her career with the State in 1992 as an Auditor for the Utah State Auditor’s Office. While there, she was licensed as Certified Public Accountant.

In 1998, Marcie transferred to the Division of Finance, within the Department of Administrative Services, as an Accountant in the Financial Reporting Section. Two years later, she was promoted to the Manager of Financial Reporting, and in 2005 to the Assistant State Comptroller.

As the Assistant State Comptroller, Marcie has been responsible for the preparation of the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the last 12 years. Each of those years, the CAFR has received “an unqualified opinion” from the State Auditor’s Office and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Governmental Finance Officers Association. In addition, the CAFR was completed in a timely manner and was the fastest CAFR in the nation at least once.

Marcie has also been responsible for the Financial Reporting Section, overseeing 16 employees and many important statewide tasks, including fixed assets, receivables, bank reconciliation, loan servicing, federal indirect cost rates, payment card industry compliance, governmental accounting standards, and budgeting.

Marcie has been an extremely valuable asset to the State, to state agencies, and to the Division of Finance, and she will be very much missed.

Disbursements Supervisor
Brent Crosby

Brent Crosby was recently hired as Supervisor of Disbursements in the Accounting Operations group.

He came to the Division of Finance from a paper products startup company in Logan. He had worked there for five years as the Director of Finance and Operations. In addition to managing all aspects of the company’s finances, Brent traveled to China, negotiating contracts with vendors and ensuring product quality. Prior to that job, he worked for a year and a half in investment banking for Goldman Sachs, specializing in interest rate derivatives.

Brent holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Economics from Utah State University. He and his wife, Katie, are the proud parents of 20-month-old Clara. They love to travel, and so far Brent has visited 29 countries around the world. 

Brent brings an outside, private-sector perspective, as well as many skills and talents to the Disbursements team. He looks forward to improving services to internal and external customers.

Quality Assurance Supervisor
Stephanie Burnham

Stephanie Burnham was recently promoted to Quality Assurance Supervisor. She ensures that modifications to FINET, the State’s centralized accounting system, and to other information systems supported by the Division of Finance work properly before they are moved to production.

Stephanie began her career with the Division of Finance 23 years ago. She worked for two years  in Disbursements and then for 15 years in the Financial Information Systems (FIS) group as the Security and Workflow Administrator.  She joined the FIS Quality Assurance team in 2013.

One of her most challenging assignments was helping the Utah State Board of Education (USBE)  transition from using a custom-built grants and accounting system to using FINET, which brought greater efficiency and fluidity to USBE.

“I've grown professionally because I've always been more than willing to take on any task given to me and because I asked for the opportunity to learn something new, even when it was totally out of my job scope,” Stephanie said.

Division of Finance

The Division of Finance promotes a culture of customer service, efficiency, and effectiveness.

We also expect a high degree of fiscal accountability for the taxpayer resources entrusted to the State from the Utah Legislature and other stakeholders.