The Ministry of Finance is one of 12 government ministries in Finland. Our vision is to establish a solid foundation for the economic prosperity and wellbeing of coming generations. The core of our strategy can be succinctly stated: the Ministry of Finance seeks to ensure a secure future.
There are two ministerial positions at the Ministry of Finance, namely the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Local Government and Public Reforms. The Ministry is tasked with establishing, overseeing and reforming the operating framework for public finances and public governance. Our strategic goals are as follows
- We will facilitate a framework for growth in employment and productivity.
- We will secure the sustainability of general government finances.
- We will establish structures and practices for customer-oriented and productive public services.
- We will actively engage at international level and build a successful Europe.
The Ministry produces the Government's Budget each year, prepares the Government’s economic and fiscal policy, and provides expertise in tax policy. We are also responsible for the preparation of financial markets policy and for shaping local government legislation and local government finances. We prepare principles for improved public governance, develop systems for managing central government finances, and set the direction for digital practices and services in the government sector. The Ministry’s broad range of responsibilities also includes human resources policy and central government employer policy.
We engage extensively in international collaboration. This includes participation in the work of the European Union and many international organisations and financial institutions.