The State Treasury is an agency operating under the Ministry of Finance (VM).

“We handle matters seamlessly, swiftly and transparently.”

We are in charge of government borrowing, the investment of cash assets and government debt risk management.

We manage accident compensation payments to government employees, disburse compensation payments to citizens for military injuries and criminal damage, for example, and administer loans, interest subsidies and parliamentary loan guarantees granted from government funds.

Our tasks also include government group accounts and the management of financial administration and payment transactions. We also support central government organisations in the transformation of work, promote knowledge-based management and develop the collection of financial data for municipalities.

We serve central government, citizens, the municipal sector, communities and companies.

The State Treasury consists of sectors and their support activities. The Director General is in charge of the State Treasury. The Director General, heads of State Treasury divisions and a personnel representative form the management group. Read more about our organization here >

The agency was founded in 1876. It employs approximately 300 people. Our offices are located in Hakaniemi in Helsinki at Sörnäisten rantatie 13.

Our operating principle

The State Treasury is a reliable realiser of the State budget and bold reformer of the State’s operating practices for the good of society and its customers.

Our values

The State Treasury’s values are the common and customer ‘s good and well-being and development. These values guide all State Treasury operations. They are manifested in the decisions, operations and operating models carried out by the State Treasury, taking the principles of sustainable development into account.

Common good

We identify and promote solutions for the overall good of society. We accept the shared values of central government. Our operations do not contradict the goals resulting from political steering.

Customer relations

Our objective in service provision is high quality. We understand our customers’ needs, while taking the feedback and development suggestions we obtain into account. We provide our customers with positive service experiences.

Well-being and development

We actively seek development suggestions and react rapidly to these. We are committed to the development of our work community and ourselves. We value one another’s work.

Our objectives

State Treasury’s strategic objectives

  1. The government’s financial services function at a high standard under any circumstances
  2. We provide modern compensation services and other services for citizens
  3. We produce high-quality public finance services and working life services for the state and promote knowledge-based management

Strategic objectives that generate opportunities

  1. We generate impact and provide an excellent customer and stakeholder experience
  2. We operate responsibly and keep on developing our operations and competences

State Treasury’s strategy as a pdf >

Where else can I find information about the State Treasury?

You can read more about the  activities of the State Treasury in our publications, for example >