The Ministry of Finance's administrative branch employs over 12,000 people, most of whom work for the tax and customs administrations. Other executive agencies include the Regional State Administrative Agencies, the local register offices, VATT Institute for Economic Research, the Treasury, Statistics Finland, the Population Register Centre and the Finnish Government Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR. Senate Properties is a state enterprise. HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management and Hansel Oy are limited companies of the state. The State Pension Fund as well as the local government pensions institution Keva and the Municipal Guarantee Board also fall within the mandate of the Ministry of Finance.
In steering the work of its administrative branch, the Ministry's overriding focus is on a balanced consideration of performance efficiency and on the factors that make it possible. Besides effectiveness and quality of services, the Ministry is also concerned with the smooth functioning of processes and structures, as well as the cost-effective and productive use of resources and staff competence.