Turkey: FINANCE COORDINATOR – ISTANBUL

Organization: Karam Foundation
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

AS FINANCE COORDINATOR, YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF THE ORGANIZATION BY MANAGING KARAM FOUNDATION’S TURKEY PROGRAM FINANCES.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree or college diploma in Accounting or Finance

  • 3-5 years of experience of working in finance department with a NGO

  • Experience in assessment and monitoring of partners

  • Knowledge of finance and operational controls in regards to cash management

  • A desire to learn and work in a challenging but rewarding environment

  • Ability to work under pressure alone and as part of a team

  • A strong sense of integrity

  • Attention to detail

  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel

  • Good Turkish & Arabic language skills required

  • English skills highly preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1 – Accounting Management

  • Ensure timely and accurate data entries in accounting software
  • Manage secure money transfers, cash-supply and amounts in circulation
  • Managing the cash flow to ensure timely and secure transfer of funds to meet program needs
  • Compile monthly cash requests from budget holders for various departments of the Reyhanli & Istanbul offices
  • Ensure preparation of monthly reconciliations and regular cash counts
  • Support proper and timely allocation of expenses during month and closing at the end of each month.
  • Ensure that proper funding and costs plan is maintained for Reyhanli & Istanbul offices, accurate budget codes are maintained, and funding gaps are periodically calculated and shared with the management.

2 – Project Financial Cycle Management

  • Develop project budgets and reports while ensuring the financial feasibility of projects, respect of donors’ rules and deadlines
  • Provide relevant input into budget during project development phase
  • Propose sufficient support budgets
  • Manage project payments and financial project close-out

3 – Control & Supervision:

  • Support Director of Finance in implementing proper internal controls to safeguard the organization assets and proper use of funds.
  • Ensure that Karam Foundation’s commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld
  • Before commitment / payment of any expenditure, check authorization levels, budget availability, budget line on which the expense is to be allocated to, ensuring full compliance

4 – Internal Reporting

  • Support monthly financial closing and ensures accuracy of reports
  • Ensure proper tracking and analysis of debtors and creditors (staff advances, prepayments, accruals and other liabilities), reconcile and prepare/post corrective and adjusting journal entries.
  • Review and ensures accuracy of balance sheet items and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual Balance Sheet schedules with supporting schedules
  • Analyze and report monthly running costs

5 – Other

  • Provide support as required to the Director of Finance and finance team in monthly and yearly closings.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure relevant documents are available and recorded in accounts books in time with all the supporting documents.
  • Facilitate Director of Finance in preparation for all internal and external audits.
  • Perform any other duties and tasks, which are commensurate with the responsibilities and level of the post.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

  • Reports to: Director of Finance

  • Contract length: 1 year– extendable

LOCATION: Istanbul, Turkey

HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week.

SALARY: salary defined by the Karam Foundation salary grid and educational level**

How to apply:

Interested candidates should fill out this application form. If you have any trouble uploading the CV in the form, please email CV to hr.turkey@karamfoundation.org with “Istanbul Finance Coordinator” in the subject line.

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