The Federal Finance Administration (FFA) is responsible for the budget estimate, the financial plan, and accounting; it evaluates the projects of all departments involving expenditures, develops financial policy concepts (such as the financial model, the reorganisation of fiscal equalisation, the division of responsibilities between the Federal Government and the cantons, and the debt brake), is responsible for the statistics on the public budgets of Switzerland, and administers federal fiscal equalisation. It ensures the permanent liquidity of the Federal Government and is responsible for raising funds and investing on the money and capital markets.
The Federal Finance Administration (FFA) deals with national financial and economic issues. It fosters relations with the Swiss National Bank and draws up academic principles for economic policy consultation and financial policy consultation. Furthermore, it is responsible for legislation in the areas of the Financial Budget Act, the Currency Act and the National Bank Act. To fulfil its responsibilities, the FFA employs about 240 staff members. The staff is made up of a broad range of specialists who work together on an interdisciplinary basis. The staff members mainly come from an economic, legal, or commercial background, along with other specialised staff. The FFA supervises Swissmint (about 20 employees) and the Central Compensation Office for Old Age and Survivors' insurance (CCO) in Geneva (about 700 employees).