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    Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Careers Website

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    This position is also being announced under the USPTO’s Merit Promotion Program, the Job Announcement Number is CFO-2019-0003. Please review that announcement to determine if you are eligible for consideration under the Merit Promotion Program.

    This position is located in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Finance (OF), Financial Accounting Division (FAD).  The OCFO advises the Under Secretary and Director on planning, budgetary, financial, and procurement matters. The OF ensures that payments are promptly, accurately, and efficiently recorded and deposited; ensures that federal employees, contractors, and vendors are paid promptly, accurately, courteously, and in accordance with the law; and provides 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. 

    As Project Manager (Finance) leads projects involving financial management and analysis involving various aspects of USPTO finances.  Collaborates with representatives from the Activity Based Information Division (ABI), the Financial Reporting and Analysis Division (FRAD), and the Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). Coordinates and integrates work efforts of all staff contributing to a project, and serves as the primary point of contact.

    Addresses agency reporting of the Patent and Trademark finances and investigates any concerns as to the appropriateness of the current methodology. Performs a detailed analysis on what if scenarios based on new information received from business units.

    Implements corporate decisions, guidance, laws, regulations, and policy in the development of the project and intermediate products in support of the projects. Makes improvements, solves problems, or takes corrective action when problems arise.

    Prepares financial statements and presentations concerning USPTO financial activities and short and long term strategies when addressing enterprise risk management concerns.  Plays a key role in developing long term financial goals for USPTO.

    Conducts cost analysis, cost analysis of project fees, and projection of fees for future cost related to specific finance projects. Incorporates those Finance projects into initiatives for budget formulation for the Office of Finance.

    Identifies project documentation requirements. Writes reports and any other written documentation required for projects.  Gives presentations and briefings on all aspects of projects to top management and other appropriate audiences.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548042100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.