Company logo

Head of Finance and Services (CFO) based in Liberia/Costa Rica

Novelteak Costa Rica S.A.
Liberia / Costa Rica


Novelteak is a private Swiss Company, located in Liberia, Guanacaste in Costa Rica and the largest producer and exporter of FSC® Certified teak products in Central America and one of the largest in the world. Our company operates 20.000 hectares of land with teak plantations and protected areas. And we have built the largest sawmill and teak products manufacturing facility in Costa Rica from where we export worldwide.

To strengthen our team and accompany expansion activities we are looking for a

Head of Finance and Services (CFO) based in Liberia/Costa Rica

We are looking for a Head of Finance and Services. The position encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for accurate and timely financial information to all levels
  • Ensure compliance in all areas such as accounting/taxes, accounts payable, accounts receivable, IS/IT and other local requirements
  • Assist the General Manager and the Department Heads in providing relevant information enabling Management to take the necessary actions and decisions to achieve their targets
  • Oversee weekly cash flow and approve payables, authorize wire transfers
  • Manage the contact with external auditors
  • Appraisal of projects and follow up of investments
  • Responsibility for the Finance and Administration function in our Nicaraguan subsidiary

 The Head of Finance and Services reports directly to the CEO and is a member of the executive management team

The ideal candidate has the following experiences, qualifications and competencies:

  • University degree
  • Fluent in Spanish and English, German is a plus
  • Several years of professional experience, including managing a team
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Strong information technology skills including advanced proficiency in MS Excel, SQL is a plus
  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and business sense, will to learn specifics of agriculture industry
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, working with different teams.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Willing to travel to Nicaragua on a regular basis

Our company offers a unique work opportunity in a sustainable and sound industry with compensation according to the candidate’s experience. We also assist with relocation and obtain the necessary work permits for you. No preference on gender or nationality. The work contract rules are under Costa Rican law.

About Liberia City

Liberia is in the northwest of Costa Rica, in Guanacaste province, and is a popular tourist spot with an international airport, an authentic colonial atmosphere and a rich history. Liberia is mostly used as a waystation to move on to Guanacaste’s white sand and blue water beaches, rainforests, and volcanoes.

Please apply emailing your resume including work references to You can also call for questions at +506 8905 6135. Please check our website