Secretary of State for Finance (Roscamistan)

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Secretary of State for Finance of Roscamistan
Coat of arms of Roscamistan
Joseph Montgomery

since 1 February 2023
Ministry of Finance
Treasury of Roscamistan
StyleThe Honourable (domestic)
His Excellency (diplomatic)
Member ofCabinet
Residence Galway City (official)
AppointerPresident of the Federation
Term lengthAt pleasure of the President
Inaugural holderThomas Jacobs (de facto)
Luke R. (de jure)
Unofficial namesFinance Secretary
DeputyMinister of State at the Ministry of Finance

The Finance Secretary, officially the Secretary of State for Finance, is an officer of the executive branch who is head of the Ministry of Finance and ex officio the Chairman of the Treasury. The Secretary also appoints the Governor of the Central Bank with confirmation of the President. The office has a higher turnover rate than other ministerial positions, if the Vice Presidency is not counted.


The position has had a checkered history, having been used on and off since the beginning of the Republic. The Finance portfolio was held ex officio by Thomas Jacobs, along with the Foreign Affairs portfolio. The office was finally made a proper position when Luke R., a friend of Thomas Jacobs was made the Minister of Finance, and in August, Kacper Witeh was made Finance Minister and Domestic Advisor.

He was responsible for the annexation of Ennis as an autonomous province and the ceding of the Mountains of Clare back to Ireland. He later quit Roscamistan voluntarily, and Luke was made Minister of Finance, but never did much. In the Reforms of November, most of the Cabinet, including Luke R. were sacked, and the Finance Minister position was vacated.

The position became filled again with the direct election and confirmation by the President of Dean Merritt, who was Deputy Defence Minister before the 17thMayCoup, and was rising in the ranks again.

On 24 December 2021, upon resignation of Dean Merritt, Barry F. became Minister of Finance. He was impeached from his position on 19 January 2022 by President Thomas Jacobs. Ludwig Collins, former Propaganda Minister, was appointed Finance Secretary.

Duties and responsibilities

The Secretary reports to the President. The duties and responsibilities of the Finance Secretary are;

  • Presenting the government’s annual budget to the Congress
  • Appointing the Governor of the Roscami Central Bank with confirmation of the President
  • Help manage government finance
  • Set the policies of the Ministry of Finance
  • Fund the local government bodies
  • Managing of most finances of the Federation

List of officeholders

Name Portrait Term of office Political party

(color denotes faction)

1 Thomas Jacobs 18 February 2021 4 July 2021 136 days Freedom Party
2 Luke R. 4 July 2021 14 August 2021 41 days Independent
3 Kacper Witeh 14 August 2021 3 September 2021 20 days
4 Luke R. 3 September 2021 3 November 2021 61 days
5 Dean Merritt File:Portrayal of Dean Merritt.png 28 November 2021 24 December 2021 26 days United Party
6 Barry F. 24 December 2021 19 January 2022 26 days Independent
7 Ludwig Collins 19 January 2022 10 January 2023 356 days Roscamistan Republican Socialist Party