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Head of Finance and Administration - FOSS Iberia

Published: 2021-05-19
Avda. Josep Tarradellas, 8 - 10 08029 Barcelona


FOSS is very proud of contributing to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We provide analytics beyond measure to add value to our customers by improving quality and optimizing food and agricultural production. It guides our work and describes the very essence of FOSS and the purpose of what we do.

We are looking for a Head of Finance and Administration, so if you are ready to join a company on a mission, then read on. 

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships (Michael Jordan) - We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence then is not an art but a habit (Aristotle).

“If you feel inspired by these two quotes, you will have a unique chance to make a huge difference by joining us. We are looking forward to listening to your ideas, and it is up to you and your team to implement your initiatives”, says Miguel A. Martínez, General Manager for FOSS Iberia.

Join us as Head of Finance and Administration

Located in Barcelona and covering Spain and Portugal, FOSS Iberia counts approximately 42 employees. You will report directly to the General Manager, and together with the Service manager, the three of you will form the local management team, cooperating closely regarding the day-to-day business. You will also be working closely together with Group Control at the FOSS Innovation Center in Denmark.

As Head of Finance and Administration, you will be heading the local Finance & Admin. team – a team that consists of 6 skilled employees. The team covers several different areas, e.g. admin processes and tasks, dunning, inventory, fleet management, etc. Together with your team, you will work with the development and improvement of local policies, procedures and processes.

Daily challenges

We are looking for a strong business partner, who can be overall responsible for month-end closing activities, including preparation and posting journal entries and reconciliation of general ledger accounts. You will also ensure that transactions are prepared in accordance with Accounting Standards.

Some of your main tasks will be:

  • Financial management reporting to Innovation Center in Denmark, and important player in management reporting to Denmark in general. That means that you will prepare the required monthlyyearly reporting and budgets as well as estimations
  • In-time review and sign-off of tax and statutory reporting requirements in Spain & Portugal
  • Contact with auditor and lawyer as needed
  • Accounts receivable management (overdues and payment terms control)
  • Facility management (rental contracts, furniture, IT infrastructure, etc.)
  • ISO standards management
  • Human Resources coordination for FOSS IBE team (contracts, payroll accounting, sick leave, etc.)
  • Staff administration (selecting, orienting and training employees)
  • Management of the administration dept. by communicating job expectations, appraising job results, and motivating the team, initiate and coordinate the goals, deadlines, and projects for the department

About you

You have a strong professional background within accounting and administration with a Bachelor´s degree in accounting or finance, and you come with excellent knowledge of Accounting Standard, corporate reporting, tax legislation, as well as a minimum of 5-10 year´s experience in accounting/finance.

You possess solid business acumen and management skills - we imagine that you have +5 years of management experience and a proven track record of optimizing organizations. Your management skills combine the ability to set clear goals with an ability to motivate people and make them follow you.

You are fluent in Spanish written and spoken and have very good skills in written and verbal English, as it is our corporate language.

Since you will be part of the management team, we are looking for a team player who has the ability to communicate clearly with various levels of management. Furthermore, we are looking for a candidate who accepts personal responsibility and has high ethical values.

If you possess the following skills, we look forward to hearing from you:

  • Project management
  • Performance management
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Scheduling and planning
  • Leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Financial skills
  • Financial software (experience with SAP strongly recommended)
  • Attention to detail

We offer
Joining FOSS, you will get a challenging job in an international and innovative company, where you will work with exciting projects in a flat and informal company culture and an open-minded spirit. The size of our company allows for independent, dynamic and fast decisions, and you will have the opportunity for constant learning. FOSS has a solid record of continued business growth and a strong business strategy for an exciting future journey so there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth.

Ready to join us?
If you would like to apply for the position, please click on the link below. Please note that we only accept application sent via that link.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of color, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.


FOSS contributes to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We make it our business to build analytical solutions, which add value by improving food quality and optimising production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimise the use of food and agricultural resources by enabling customers to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste, better quality, bigger yields, and more optimal use of raw materials. Always at the forefront of analytical technology development, FOSS provides a range of analytical solutions from laboratory to at-line and in-line solutions, across industries from dairy to grain and meat. FOSS provides instruments and solutions to the world’s 100 largest food companies and for more than 60 years, FOSS has been innovating analytical technology. FOSS was founded by Nils Foss in Hillerød in 1956. We are a family-owned, global company and our products and services are sold all around the world. FOSS employs more than 1,500 highly qualified people worldwide.

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