Federal Department of Finance FDF
finances, bridging credits, taxes – at the FDF, there is a lot of emphasis on the
state budget and on financial policy. The
department collects taxes and customs duties, and checks the cross-border
movement of people and goods. It also provides services for the entire Federal
Administration, from IT to human resources to buildings and logistics.
Head of the FDF.
Member of the Federal Council since 2009.
«Thanks to low debt, we were in a good position to provide extensive support during the pandemic.»
Priorities of the FDF in 2022
end of 2021, the Confederation had debt of around CHF 110 billion. That is a
vast amount. However, thanks to the debt brake, Switzerland's debt is still
very low by international standards. This has stood our country in good stead
during the coronavirus pandemic: the federal government was able to quickly
release a large amount of money to help in the crisis.
up debt is also tempting for the federal government when interest rates are low
or even negative. However, in normal times, the debt brake does not allow
expenditure to be financed by debt rather than by revenue. Extraordinary debt must be reduced within a reasonable period of time so that we are prepared for
the next crisis.
federal government and the financial sector have developed a new platform in
the shape of 'finance.swiss'. The platform provides dependable information for
a foreign audience on the Swiss financial centre, enabling Switzerland to stand
out as an attractive and globally competitive business location.
that was triggered by the digital transformation process has gathered pace due
to the coronavirus pandemic: the Federal Administration is expanding flexible
forms of work through its 'World of work in motion' initiative. With more
flexibility in their working hours and where they work, staff can perform their
tasks more efficiently. It also allows for a better work-life balance and
increases the administration's appeal as an employer.
Expenses FDF 2020 (CHF)
(full-time positions) FDF 2020
Organisation chart FDF
General Secretariat GS-FDF
Secretary General: Rolf
State Secretariat for International Finance SIF
State Secretary: Daniela Stoffel
Federal Finance Administration FFA
Director: Sabine D’Amelio-Favez
Federal Office of Personnel FOPER
Director: Rahel von Kaenel
Federal Tax Administration FTA
Director: Adrian Hug
Federal Office for Customs and Border Security FOCBS
Director: Christian Bock
Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunications FOiTT
Director: Dirk Lindemann
Federal Office for Buildiings and Logistics FOBL
Director: Pierre Broye
Market Supervisory Authority FINMA
Director: Urban Angehrn
Swiss Federal Audit Office SFAO
Director: Michel Huissoud
Federal Pension Fund PUBLICA
Director: Doris Bianchi