The Office of Finance supports the mission of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by carrying out the following activities:
- 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 (OMB), the Secretary of Commerce, and USPTO management.
The Office of Finance is composed of four divisions: Activity Based Information Division, Financial Accounting Division, Financial Reporting and Analysis Division, and Receipts Accounting Division.
Mark Krieger is the director of the Office of Finance.
The Financial Reporting and Analysis Division provides accurate, timely, and useful financial information and services to support informed decision-making.
The Activity Based Information (ABI) program complies with prevailing federal Managerial Cost Accounting standards, and provides timely, accurate, and useful cost information for making informed management decisions across the organization.
The Financial Accounting Division provides timely processing of payment transactions to vendors, employees, and other government entities.
The Receipts Accounting Division serves as the central coordinator for fees processed throughout the USPTO.