Chief Finance & Administration Officer (CFAO)

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The LNS 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.


  • Acting as a key tactical advisor to the director and making recommendations on the overall finance strategy, budgeting and forecasting, including long-term financial planning
  • Providing leadership and people management to the finance team
  • 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
  • Actively 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 types of 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
  • Timely and accurate financial, administrative and annual reporting to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Advising and supporting the LNS director in all operational matters and ad-hoc institutional projects and deliverables
  • 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
  • Coordinating and ensuring production of the LNS annual activity report
  • 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
  • Being a member of the Executive Committee as well as interfacing with the Executive Committee and department Heads on financial, purchasing, infrastructure and environmental issues to understand their needs and offer superior service solutions and support to internal stakeholders
  • 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.
  • Developing and implementing agreements with different partner organization at the national and international level (ministries and state administrations, public institutions, scientific institutes and others)


  • 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
  • Progressive leadership responsibilities, with a proven track record in building successful teams and in people centric leadership
  • Skilled negotiator with outstanding personal presentation and integrity, coupled with the ability to persuade with diplomacy
  • Excellent at relationship building, with strong personal credibility and a clear focus on the needs of the LNS staff
  • Easily approachable leader, with a reputation for flexibility, availability, reliability, and adaptability
  • Strong engagement coupled with impeccable ethics as well as behavioral competencies that exemplify 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


  • Competitive compensation
  • Attractive Learning and Development opportunities
  • LNS cantine
  • Interesting challenge in the booming healthcare sector
  • High professional standards and values
  • Friendly working atmosphere
  • Possibility to drive ambitious and innovative projects 

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