Anthony P. Scardino is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He serves as principal advisor to the USPTO Director to support and improve the accounting, budgeting, planning, and organizational performance systems of the USPTO. His responsibilities include managing the fiscal operations of the USPTO and providing leadership in areas defined by the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and other legislation designed to improve integrity in federal financial management.
Mr. Scardino comes to the USPTO from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he was most recently the Assistant CFO for Budget. There he oversaw a budget of more than $45 billion and an additional $13.6 billion in Recovery Act funds.
While serving as the Assistant CFO for Budget at HUD for almost four years, Mr. Scardino was a key advisor to the HUD Secretary on all financial matters and acted as a principal liaison official with all oversight entities for HUD. In addition to his regular duties, Mr. Scardino spent most of the last year serving as the Department's Acting Deputy CFO. In this capacity, he was responsible for the Department's budget, accounting, financial management, financial systems, financial reporting and appropriations law issues.
Mr. Scardino has a bachelor of art degree in political science from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master of Public Administration degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Scardino has recently attained his Certified Government Financial Management (CGFM) certification with the Association of Government Accountants and is a recent graduate of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government's Senior Managers in Government program.