The Deputy Minister's Office includes the Office of the Deputy Minister/Secretary to the Financial Management Board and Corporate Affairs.
The duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Minister of Finance/Secretary to the Financial Management Board are described in the Financial Administration Act. In addition, the Deputy Minister of Finance/Secretary to the Financial Management Board directs the support of the Financial Management Board and provides financial and administrative leadership for the GNWT.
Corporate Affairs has responsibility for: developing and maintaining departmental policies, the department's budget management program, and the records management program; providing strategic advice on departmental performance and emerging issues and coordinating the department's involvement in self-government processes.
The Office of the Deputy Minister aslo administers the NWT Heritage Fund.