Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Finance

What is the Ministry of Finance?

The Ministry of Finance guards the national treasury and works towards ensuring the Netherlands is financially healthy and prosperous. The Ministry of Finance oversees the responsible and effective spending of government resources, makes rules to ensure a stable financial system and oversees the quality of financial institutions. The Ministry of Finance also works on equitable and solid tax legislation. The Dutch Tax Administration, part of the Ministry of Finance, levies and collects taxes.

What do we do?

We guard the national treasury and work to ensure the Netherlands is financially healthy. We work to ensure good financial management for the Netherlands. We collect taxes based on solid tax regulations. We oversee an effective spending of government resources. We make rules to promote the smooth operation of the financial system. We work to establish a strong economic structure that is anchored in an economically and financially healthy Europe.

The Financial Traineeship:

the opportunity to start working within the central government's financial function after your master's degree. In two years you will experience what it is like to turn the financial buttons of the Netherlands from different angles at three different workplaces. This is possible at 12 different ministries and more than 35 implementing organizations and agencies. At the same time, you will follow an intensive training course at the Rijksacademie, in which your substantive and personal development is further shaped. Together with other trainees you do joint assignments, you have various intervision moments and you have a lot of fun! Do you have a completed master's degree (all fields of study are welcome!), financial affinity and would you like to contribute to d BV Netherlands? Then go to You can apply until November 6, 2023 for the winter lighting and who knows, you might start as a Financial Trainee on March 6, 2024.