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Chief Finance & Administration Officer (CFAO) – (m/f) – Ref °219

TYPE DE CONTRAT : CDI - temps plein

The Laboratoire national de santé (Luxembourg public institution) is recruiting for a full time role and for a permanent contract a

Chief Finance & Administration Officer (CFAO) – (m/f).


About the LNS

The « Laboratoire national de santé » (LNS) is a public institution under the supervision of the ministry of Health in Luxembourg. Organised as a multidisciplinary institute with a dedicated support services team, the LNS includes four scientific departments in the fields of medical biology, microbiology, forensic medicine and health protection. In addition, the LNS hosts the National Center of Pathology and the National Center of Genetics. The LNS has its new premises in Dudelange, with state of the art, modern infrastructure in line with recent developments in medical sciences. Its objective is to develop scientific and analytical expertise related to the prevention, diagnostics and monitoring of human diseases. Its ultimate mission is to serve patients and citizens and offer excellence in health care.


About the role

The primary responsibility of the CFAO is to ensure the financial health of the LNS in addition to leading and developing its financial structure. This role will also involve supporting Human Resources, IT, Infrastructure & Logistics whilst assisting the director and the Executive Committee (CoDir) on overall operations, including strategic and tactical matters in support of the LNS’s main activities.


Key accountabilities

  • Acting as a key tactical advisor to the LNS Director and Executive Committee (CoDir) providing recommendations on the overall finance strategy, budgeting and forecasting, including long-term financial planning
  • Supervising financial management, planning and control, including management of financial risks, reporting, accounting, cost controlling, treasury and financing, invoicing, purchasing and overall process improvement to achieve customer and overall stakeholder satisfaction
  • Supporting the Human Resources, IT and Infrastructure & Logistics teams to be successful in their areas, with direct line management responsibility, shared with the director as needed, while demonstrating an excellent ability to be flexible and adapt to different styles in teamwork
  • Preparing the institution’s annual accounts (i.e. balance sheet, operating accounts, cash flow statements, etc.) whilst ensuring compliance with regulatory reports and filings
  • Drawing up the necessary specifications for tendering procedures in compliance with public procurement legislation
  • Managing the LNS infrastructure and assets and updating the LNS emergency plan
  • Monitoring and advising on administrative, financial, and legal risks while implementing adequate checks and balances, including procedures, control systems and impeccable contract management related to finance and overall operations
  • Actively supporting the quality management strategy of the LNS to ensure the successful implementation of its central quality management approach
  • Maintaining and further developing existing excellent relations with key LNS partners and stakeholders, such as Chief Medical Officer of Luxembourg, CNS, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Consumer Protection, Ministry of Research and Higher Education, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, auditors, banks, research institutions, etc. through strong personal credibility and a clear focus on the promotion of the LNS institutional interests
  • Developing and implementing agreements with different partner organization at the national and international level (ministries and state administrations, public institutions, scientific institutes and others)


Background and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, or Business Administration (MBA or equivalent), ideally including a solid accounting and audit background
  • At least 15 years of experience as CFO and Executive director, including prior experience in managing operations; experience in the healthcare and public administration sectors in Luxembourg is an advantage
  • Perfect command of financial management and accounting, including relevant legal provisions in accounting, public tendering and Luxembourg commercial law
  • Skilled negotiator with outstanding personal presentation and integrity, coupled with the ability to persuade with diplomacy
  • Easily approachable leader, with a reputation for flexibility, availability, reliability, and adaptability
  • Strong engagement coupled with impeccable ethics as well as the ability to role model the LNS core values
  • Mastery of MS Office tools and ERP software
  • Professional proficiency in French and English; Fluency in German and Luxembourgish is an asset


What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Interesting challenge in the booming healthcare sector
  • Attractive Learning and Development opportunities
  • LNS canteen
  • High professional standards and values
  • Friendly and engaging work environment


If you meet the above profile and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees) via the application button blow.

Applications will be processed in order of arrival. The utmost confidentiality will be granted to each application.