Human Resources acts as the FINMA divisions' strategic and service partner for all HR-related tasks. It coordinates, oversees and supports the supervision areas in the entire range of operational and strategic HR processes, as well as being the point of contact and advice centre for employees and management staff.
The Information and Communication Technologies section is responsible for all the divisions’ ICT concerns, providing optimal support of their business processes by enhancing and ensuring the quality of all FINMA’s telecommunications infrastructure.
The Finance group ensures annual financial planning, regular financial controlling and reporting and annual financial reporting. It is also responsible for liquidity planning in connection with the levying of fees and charges. An audit of the FINMA annual financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with the IFRS accounting standard, is performed once a year by the Swiss Federal Audit Office.
The Facility Management and Purchasing section ensures the management of documents and buildings for FINMA. It operates the client reception desk and the telephone switchboard, and is also responsible for central purchasing. Measures and precautions connected to personal safety, property security and environmental protection at FINMA are also part of its duties.
The Division Operating Office provides operational process governance at FINMA, develops processes on an ongoing basis and monitors their efficiency. It supports the other FINMA business areas with their procurement and contract business, administers data and processes, monitors operational risks and runs the internal control system (ICS). The Operating Office also manages the FINMA-wide portfolio for organisational and infrastructure projects and coordinates IT system development.