The Ministry of Finance is led by Minister of Finance Matti Vanhanen. She handles matters falling under the Ministry, except for matters that are covered by the Minister of Local Government.
The second minister in the Ministry is Minister of Local Government Sirpa Paatero. She is responsible for matters related to local government, regional administration, personnel and governance policy, public sector ICT, the government financial controller's function and statistical services covered by the Ministry of Finance.
The division of the ministers' duties was agreed when the Government was formed.