What’s New at the Division of Finance
Thank You to Assistant State Comptroller
Assistant State Comptroller Marcie Handy retired 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 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 was responsible for the preparation of the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the last 13 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 was also 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 was an extremely valuable asset to the State, to state agencies, and to the Division of Finance, and she will be very much missed.
FINET Help Desk Coordinator
Ken Roner Retiring
During the past 19 years, Kenneth (Ken) Roner has answered more than 150,000 calls from customers. As the longtime FINET Help Desk Coordinator, he has enjoyed helping users of FINET, the State’s centralized accounting system, solve technical and application issues, ranging from navigating the system to giving step-by-step instructions for various tasks and providing specific information on business processes, such as Accounts Receivable.
In addition to assisting customers with FINET, Ken has helped users solve problems with other information systems supported by the Division of Finance, including Payment Tracking System (PTS), SAP payroll system, Employee Self Service (ESS), FINDER, and electronic forms.
Ken began his career with the Division of Finance in 1990. Initially, he worked with the old FIRMS accounting system. When the State converted to FINET, he became involved in the Financial Information Systems' Quality Assurance team, testing FINET upgrades and providing support to FINET users. In 1999, he was asked to coordinate the FINET Help Desk full time.
Over the years, Ken has developed many loyal customers who trust and rely on him for assistance. When he is not in the office, they will rather call back another day when he is available than be helped by someone else.
Ken’s in-depth knowledge of FINET and other financial information systems has been invaluable. We thank him for many years of dedicated service and wish him a happy retirement when he leaves July 13.
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.