Senior Civil Servants

The Ministry's most senior civil servant is the Permanent Secretary, Mr Martti Hetemäki. He is assisted by the Permanent Under-Secretary, Mr Tuomas Saarenheimo, Director of Administrative Governance and Development, Ms Helena Tarkka and Economic Policy Coordinator, Mr Sami Yläoutinen.

The performance management of administrative branch agencies and the preparation of matters relating to administrative branch state-owned enterprises and associated companies are led by the Director of Administrative Governance and Development. The preparation of matters relating to extra-budgetary funds is led by the Permanent Secretary.

Each department is led by a Director General.

Management groups:

Coordinating Management Group

The Coordinating Management Group, led by the Permanent Secretary, handles strategic matters important to the Ministry. The Coordinating Management Group also comprises the Permanent Under-Secretary, the Director of Administrative Governance and Development, the Economic Policy Coordinator and the Director of Media and Communications.

Economic Policy Coordination Group

The Economic Policy Coordination Group reconciles the preparation of matters falling under the purview of the Economics Department, the Budget Department and the Tax Department in the field of economic policy, matters relating to budgetary stability control instruments falling under the purview of the Department for Local Government and Regional Administration, and economic policy matters falling under the purview of the Financial Markets Department. The Economic Policy Coordinator is Sami Yläoutinen, who leads the group with the assistance of the Permanent Secretary.

Governance Policy Coordination Group

The Governance Policy Coordination Group reconciles preparation of matters falling under the purview of the Personnel and Governance Policy Department, the Department for Local Government and Regional Administration and Public Sector ICT within the field of governance policy, and matters relating to the Government's joint financial, premises and real-estate management falling under the purview of the Budget Department. Director of Administrative Governance and Development Helena Tarkka is Chair of the Governance Policy Coordination Group and Coordinator of Governance Policy.

International Affairs Steering Group

Led by the Permanent Under-Secretary, the task of the International Affairs Steering Group is to reconcile the preparation of matters within the field of International Affairs.

Senior Civil Servants Management Group

The Senior Civil Servants Management Group handles and reconciles common operating practices important for the Ministry's activities as well as the Ministry's management and internal governance. The members of the Management Group are the Permanent Secretary (Chair), the Permanent Under-Secretary, the Director Generals, the Director of Administrative Governance and Development, and the Director of Media and Communications.

Administrative Branch Performance Management Group

The Administrative Branch Performance Management Group handles matters relating to the steering of the administrative branch of the Ministry of Finance as well as matters relating to strategic issues of administrative branch agencies (incl. the administrative branch's budget proposal, strategy document, financial statements and related documents). The Administrative Branch Performance Management Group is led by Director of Administrative Governance and Development Helena Tarkka.