The Finance Ministry worldwide

Click through the maps below to find out in which cities around the world Finance Ministry staff are working.

Cities around the world in which Finance Ministry staff are working. The Finance Ministry worldwide
German Embassy in Moscow German Embassy in Moscow
German Embassy in Beijing German Embassy in Beijing
German Embassy in Tokyo German Embassy in Tokyo
German Embassy in New Delhi German Embassy in New Delhi
German Embassy in Beirut German Embassy in Beirut
German Embassy in Athens German Embassy in Athens
German Embassy in Rome German Embassy in Rome
German Embassy in Madrid German Embassy in Madrid
German Embassy in Brasilia German Embassy in Brasilia
German Embassy in Washington German Embassy in Washington
Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN in New York Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN in New York
Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OECD in Paris Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OECD in Paris
German Embassy in Paris German Embassy in Paris
German Embassy in London German Embassy in London
Permanent Delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany to NATO in Brussels Permanent Delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany to NATO in Brussels
Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in Brussels Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in …

Hard at work all over the world – but where exactly?

Around 80 to 90 Finance Ministry staff work in other countries all over the world. About half of them work with the Federal Foreign Office, the German offices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank. Others have direct fixed-term appointments to European and international organisations (for example, the EU) where they work in areas related to the responsibilities of the Finance Ministry, or they participate in exchanges with finance ministries of other countries.

The Financial Counsellors are seconded for three years to the Foreign Office. They work in German embassies in Europe (Athens, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome and Moscow) and all over the world (including Washington, Beijing, Tokyo, New Delhi, Beirut and Brasilia). Others work at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union, the United Nations, NATO and the OECD.

Broad range of tasks

Financial Counsellors’ tasks are wide-ranging and varied. They monitor and evaluate current developments in economic, monetary and tax policies of the country or institution to which they have been seconded, and deal with questions of financial market policy – particularly in areas involving money laundering and terrorism financing. They represent the interests and position of the German Finance Ministry with regard to important financial and economic issues in the host country, the EU or in international organisations. Financial Counsellors fulfil an important role as points of contact between our European and international partners and the specialist divisions at the Finance Ministry. Under the auspices of the Federal Foreign Office, they draw up reports and represent German interests vis-à-vis our partners in other countries. Forging and developing international contacts is just as important as the many opportunities to really get to understand different cultures.

Other exciting opportunities include working at the German offices of the IMF, the EBRD and the World Bank, where Finance Ministry officials represent Germany’s interests at the respective organisation.

Our colleagues are seconded for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years, and can make the move together with their families, especially in the case of longer secondments. Regardless of how long they are away, working abroad also brings additional benefits, allowing officials to broaden their expertise, gain experience and boost their intercultural competence, which benefits their work at the Finance Ministry when they return.

The leader of the Central Division about the work in the Federal Ministry around the world

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