The Treasury takes the lead in the effective and efficient management of public finances on St Helena for the long term sustainable growth of the Island and oversees the public financial management framework and controls that ensure that the government is accountable to the Legislature and the public in the management and use of public resources.

Strong Public Financial Management (PFM) is essential to good governance and is an underpinning objective of the goals set out in St Helena’s 10 Year Plan.

This is done through robust financial systems and processes and Treasury ensures that St Helena Government’s systems and processes facilitates trade and business within the economy, secures the collection of key revenues for the Island to fund public services and efficiently delivers frontline services to the public like social security, pensions, registrar services and licensing.