The Ministry of Finance is one of 12 government ministries in Finland.
Our vision is "The Ministry of Finance secures future prospects". We ensure that future generations will have financial freedom of choice in a prosperous state governed by the rule of law. We work to build an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable Finland and European Union.
Our strategic tasks are as follows
- We ensure the stability of general government finances and make public administration more efficient, effective and adaptable.
- We build the foundation for sustainable economic growth.
- We work towards a people-oriented digital transformation and the better utilisation of data in society.
- We create rules that maintain confidence in the stability, efficiency and fairness of the financial markets.
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.