Ministry of Finance

At the Ministry of Finance the work you will do is important and requires specialist skills.

The Ministry occupies a key position within Finland’s public administration. We are strongly committed to reforming and managing public finances and public governance, providing direction on methods and practices, and establishing operating frameworks for these. With our extensive sphere of operations and international networks, we are able to offer excellent career opportunities and potential for professional advancement. Personal qualities that we greatly value are a desire to move forward professionally, an ability to build and shape the future, and a will to succeed in the challenges ahead. We have a well-earned reputation for the depth and breadth of our expertise.

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.

The Ministry employs approximately 360 people. A high proportion of our personnel work in various specialist roles requiring law, economics or social sciences qualifications. About one third work in key support functions.

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Published 2014-10-31 at 15:24, updated 2018-08-08 at 12:09

The Government Palace

Good to know about us

The Ministry of Finance has offices in two different locations in Helsinki, at Snellmaninkatu 1 in the Government Palace and at Mariankatu 9.

Contact information

Snellmaninkatu 1 A                      
00170 Helsinki, Finland

Tel. +358 295 16001 (switchboard)


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