Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Position Description

About the organization: The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) is a leading research institute within the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). FORTH is one of the largest research centers in Greece and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. IESL focuses on cutting-edge research in the areas of photonics, quantum optics, nanoscience, and laser technology. With a commitment to scientific excellence and innovation, IESL plays a pivotal role in advancing knowledge and technology in Greece and internationally.

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly motivated Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with documented experience or ability to learn in order to join our dynamic team at IESL - FORTH. The CFO will be responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of the institute and provide strategic financial guidance and organization.



  • Develop and implement financial plans, and policies to support the institute's objectives and mission.
  • Oversee budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning processes.
  • Monitor financial performance and provide regular reports to the management team and IESL director.
  • Supervise accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, laws, and standards.
  • Collaborate with other departments to optimize financial processes and support strategic initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the finance team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Engineering or related field.
  • Understanding of finance principles and regulations.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, digital book-keeping and financial analysis.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Leadership and ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Greek and English language.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications to the address ( ), with cc to Dr. A. Zoumi (

In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application Form (Form Greek or Form English to the left)
  • Brief CV
  • Cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position
  • Scanned copies of academic titles

Appointment Duration

6 Months with possibility of extension
Ημερομηνία Ανάρτησης: 14.03.2024
Καταληκτική Ημερομηνία: 14.04.2024
Ινστιτούτο: Ινστιτούτο Ηλεκτρονικής Δομής & Λέϊζερ