Office of the Chief Financial Officer


The mission of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is to deliver cost-effective, data-driven, customer-centric business solutions to the USPTO. 

The OCFO oversees USPTO’s financial management, advising the Under Secretary and Director on planning, budgetary, financial, and procurement matters.  The OCFO also oversees implementation of and compliance with all federal laws and regulations pertaining to financial management, including the preparation of the USPTOs audited financial statements, financial management systems, and the planning and reporting of performance measures.

The OCFO delivers these mission-enabling services through the people and capabilities in its four offices:

Office of Finance

The Office of Finance supports the USPTO mission by: ensuring that customer fee payments are promptly, accurately, and efficiently recorded and deposited; ensuring that Federal employees, contractors, and vendors necessary to protect intellectual property rights are paid promptly, accurately, courteously, and in accordance with the law; and providing audited financial statements and other financial management reports to the public, the Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, the Secretary of Commerce, and USPTO management staff. The Office of Finance is composed of the following divisions: Activity Based Information Division, Financial Accounting Division, Financial Reporting and Analysis Division, and the Receipts Accounting Division.

Office of Financial Management Systems

The Office of Financial Management Systems (OFMS) is responsible for the provision and operation of all financial management systems. These systems automate core accounting, acquisition, travel, fee collection, planning, budgeting, reporting and analytical business processes. OFMS performs strategic planning, budgeting, information technology (IT) investment management, acquisition management, project management, application management, database management, and customer support functions for these systems. OFMS also liaises with the Office of the Chief Information Officer on IT architecture, infrastructure, policies and procedures. The OFMS mission is to be a value-added partner to our customers by recommending, implementing, maintaining, and enhancing enabling technologies to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of financial management processes and make relevant information available for analysis and decision making. The Office of Financial Management Systems is composed of the following divisions: Core Financial Management Products Division; Fee Management Products Division; Planning and Budgeting Products Division; Information Delivery Products Division.

Office of Planning and Budget

The Office of Planning and Budget supports the CFO mission by ensuring that the USPTO's annual performance supports the strategic plan, and that the budget is efficiently and effectively executed to achieve optimal performance levels across all business units, and actionable information is provided to executive management. The Office of Planning and Budget is composed of the following divisions: Budget Formulation and Performance Management Division, Budget Execution Division, and Forecasting and Analysis Division.

Office of Procurement

The Office of Procurement awards and administers a wide variety of contracts and simplified purchases for the acquisition of goods and services in support of the agency's mission.