William Marchant, Chief Financial Officer

The Fiscal Affairs Department is the financial center for the Trial Court. The department prepares and receives budget requests and oversees and processes all financial transactions for court divisions, departments and offices. The personnel of the Fiscal Affairs Department provide support, guidance and assistance to courts and offices to ensure compliance with Trial Court policies and procedures, Massachusetts General Laws and other applicable regulations regarding the processing of financial transactions. The support, guidance and assistance is to be conducted in a courteous and professional manner.

Fiscal Contacts and Sections

Bruce Sawayer - Manager of Accounting

The Accounting section is responsible for receiving, reviewing, approving and processing all Accounts Payable encumbrances and payments into the Massachusetts Management and Accounting Reporting System (MMARS) for over 120 Trial Court locations, offices and divisions.


Kevin Costello - Manager of Audit

The Internal Audit section is responsible for ensuring that Trial Court Divisions, Departments and Administrative Offices comply with Statutory and Trial Court fiscal and administrative policies. Internal Audit is responsible for performing on-site audits, preparing reports of the results of audits, reviewing financial reports and providing technical assistance and training to court personnel.


Eileen Kaskeski Connolly - Manager of Budget and Revenue

The Budget and Revenue section is responsible for budget review, preparation and submission to the Supreme Judicial Court, the Governor and the Legislature.  Budget monitors all account spending as well as determines funding for personnel transactions, contracts and purchases.  The Revenue section oversees revenue reconciliations and provides revenue reports.


Donna Lee - Manager of Payroll, Training and Operations

The Payroll section is responsible for ensuring all employees are paid accurately and timely with the correct withholdings and deductions, and to ensure these are remitted in a timely manner. The Operations section is responsible for training and ongoing support of Trial Court employees on MMARS, HRCMS, Internal Controls, bookkeeping, fiscal protocol and oversight of application security for MMARS, HRCMS, and Document Direct.


Diane Wholley - Manager of Procurement

The Procurement section is responsible for all aspects of procurement within the Trial Court, including centralized purchasing activities and resulting expenditures for office supplies, forms, and office equipment, while also managing the development of budget requirements for the purchase of furniture and equipment related to capital projects.