Turkey: Accountant (Turkish Language) Adana, Turkey

Organization: Gopa Worldwide Consultants
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 05 Jan 2017

Accountant (Turkish Language)


GOPA Consultants are searching for a suitable candidate for the position “Accountant (Turkish)” for the Management Unit (MU) of an international fund providing relief to population in Syria suffering from the ongoing conflict. Work location is Adana, Turkey.

For information on GOPA Consultants please kindly refer to www.gopa.de

The Accountant is responsible for maintaining the budget, recording and reflecting fully, accurately, clearly and in a timely manner the funds that are allocated and the disbursements made to support project implementation, in accordance with the approved documents and the liquidation of expenditures on an annual and quarterly basis as well as upon project termination.

Specific responsibilities and duties include:

  • Maintain the daily bookkeeping of the accounts according to Finance and Operation Manuals;

  • Assist in budget related tasks;

  • Contribute in the preparation of financial statements and reports to Fund stakeholders, Trustee and Auditors;

  • Assist in training implementing entities in financial funds management and using financial reporting procedures and templates properly and timely;

  • Prepare the detailed monthly reporting and supporting documentation; and

  • Provide and support all required documents for the semi-annual audit.

  • Maintenance of the proper filing system for finance records and documents according to the Budget Line for each project

  • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted

General Competencies

  • Organization Awareness: knowledge and understanding of risk factors associated with project implementation in conflict environment, and capacity to identify solutions against or minimizing effect of such factors and events;

  • Understanding and sound judgment in multi-cultural work space;

  • Good communication skills and ability to negotiate and report on project financial issues;

  • Team Building and team player;

  • Accountability and Confidentiality;

  • Certificate in Accounting Practice;

  • Monitor and collect data to assess accuracy and integrity, analyze data, ensure compliance with applicable standards, rules, regulations and systems of internal control;

  • Interpret and evaluate results, prepare documentation; create financial reports and/or Presentations;

  • Capacity to convey information clearly and concisely;

Managerial and Technical Competencies

  • Ability to communicate, motivate, manage and coordinate project related work in a multi- cultural team to deliver quality work and meet tight schedules under stressful environment, and a varied cultural context

  • Capacity to establish priorities, address project issues and needs of project within the overall focus of the Program for recovery and reconstruction;

  • Demonstrate trust and confidence in team-work and provide timely response and reporting to his/her supervisor


  • Establish a robust project accounting system, including reporting and filling systems, in accordance with the project document and procedures;

  • Maintain petty cash transactions, including writing receipts, preparing payment request forms, disbursement of cash and clearance of advances;

  • Manage banking transactions related to the project, including preparing bank transfer requests, submitting them to the bank, monitoring transfers and preparing monthly bank reconciliation statements and reporting;

  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and maintain records on file;

  • Prepare project financial reports

Supervision and guidance received

  • The Incumbent shall work under the direct supervision and reports directly to the Finance Section Head (FSH);

  • The Incumbent shall collaborate with and coordinate on project issues with other Sector on tasks assigned to him/her by the FSH.


  • University degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Minimum 5-years professional experience in national and/or international Companies;

  • Solid understanding and knowledge of GAAP/IFRS;

  • Knowledge of accounting and reporting software; Experience with QuickBooks is favorable;

  • Computer literacy in basic software applications, (Microsoft office, etc.);

  • Proficiency in Turkish (spoken and writing) is required;

  • Proficiency in English (spoken and writing) is required;

  • Knowledge of any other language spoken in the region shall be considered additional qualification of the candidate.

Duration of Assignment

Long- term contract with a 3-month probation period.

How to apply:

How to apply

If you are interested in the assigned position, please kindly send your application via email to Juergen.Paulussen@gopa.de. Please activate automatic acknowledgement of receipt function.

The application should include the following documents and information:

  • Your CV in English language

  • A list of reference persons with contact details, if not included in the CV already.

Candidates who are considered for further evaluation and for recommendation to the client will be notified within two weeks after reception of the application.

Please kindly understand that all other candidates will not be notified.

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