DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Chief Finance & Administration Officer
The administrative department plays a cross-functional role at the LNS. This multi-functionality comes particularly to the fore in managing information and personnel. Administrative activities offer support for all operational departments of the institute.
This service includes activities surrounding the planning and management of the reception as well as all tasks and formalities relevant to payroll and registration of the staff. In addition, it establishes training plans and qualitative validation of training. Finally, it supports the entire personnel recruitment process to ensure that the LNS has the best employees available to serve patients.
This service includes billing, accounting, central purchasing for all operational departments and controlling. In addition the bookkeeping, the unit prepares various accounting documents required by management, such as annual financial statements audited by an external auditor appointed by the Board of Directors. It is also in charge of relations with banks and authorities. Controlling establishes the costs of operations by using several analytical axes to help the department managers in their decision making process, with a view toward effectiveness of activities and monitoring costs.
The infrastructure and logistics service is responsible for maintaining a high level of performance for infrastructure and the equipment. It also performs any repairs that are necessary. It is also in charge of organising conference rooms for events. In the area of logistics, it ensures the proper delivery of samples between clients and the Laboratory as well as within the Laboratory. It also manages the vehicle fleet of the LNS. In addition, it also sees to the proper functioning of the central warehouse and the supervision of cleaning crews, while carefully observing hygiene regulations in effect.
The LNS has an in-house legal assistance whose role is to assist each of the departments and units in their efforts vis-à-vis the outside and to provide them with the necessary legal framework. At the level of human resources management, legal assistance provides support in all service activities vis-à-vis LNS staff. The lawyer is also at the disposal of the Board of Directors, the management as well as the heads of department and provides assistance in the framework of projects that the latter wish to put in place.