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The Finance Division is responsible for all financial aspects of the department from budget development to year end closing. The Finance Division Director serves as the department's Chief Financial Officer. The Finance Division oversees the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority and the Water Infrastructure Funding and Financing Section. The Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority assures underground storage tank owners and operators can meet federal financial requirements necessary to operate in Michigan and provides a funding mechanism to address environmental issues. The Water Infrastructure Financing Section is responsible for providing funding mechanisms to assist communities with meeting water infrastructure needs.
Meet Director Paul McDonald
Paul has served in a wide variety of finance roles for the State of Michigan since 1998, including his current role since 2015. Paul started his career in the Office of Financial Management, where he was responsible for creating the State of Michigan’s financial statements as well as the first financial transparency portal. Before joining EGLE, he served as the chief accountant for the Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for more than $15 billion in revenue and expenditures.