Finance manager | Turkey | 2020

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 October 2020

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a finance manager to join our team. The finance manager is responsible for managing the financial accounting operations of the project field transactions in compliance with home-office regulations and the cooperative agreement contract signed by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and International Sustainability and Development (ISD). The finance manager will adhere to and act in accordance with Chemonics’ and ISD’s professional code of ethics, “Living Our Values,” and will make the principles of the code a part of the program’s culture and operating procedures. He/she will uphold Manahel’s safeguarding standards at all times and will promote a safeguarding culture among partners, beneficiaries, and staff. The finance manager will also ensure that professional and transparent relationships are maintained with all staff, project partners, donors, counterparts, vendors, and others with whom he/she interacts, throughout the life of the project. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all local entity financial management
  • Working closely with Operations, Finance and HR Lead and Team Leader, the ISD home office project management unit and finance department on financial management issues
  • Ensuring the project practices abide by UK government generally accepted accounting procedures, UK procedures, and Turkish law
  • Preparing payments to ensure that all supporting documentation and approvals are accurate
  • Working with project staff to prepare proper financial documentation, and accurately process expenditures for monthly invoicing to FCDO
  • Liaising with the local bank, reconciling monthly bank statements, and verifying all deposits and withdrawals
  • Collecting and reviewing timesheets and process payroll, tax withholding, and all applicable benefits on a timely basis each month.
  • Supervising, reviewing, and approving the work done by the senior bookkeeper
  • Preparing or reviewing all coding sheets before they are sent to Operations, Finance, and HR Lead
  • Preparing wire transfer requests through a thorough analysis of projected project expenditures
  • Working with tax accountants in managing and monitoring project accounts
  • Working closely with project staff to ensure compliance with all applicable rules and procedures, and provide guidance as needed in the processing of Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption for the project
  • Working closely with the Grants and Procurement team to ensure compliance and provide guidance as needed for the proper documentation
  • Assist outside auditors (as necessary) in their reviews of program expenditures
  • Fulfilling other financial management functions as required
  • Overseeing weekly cash count and prepare the petty cash reconciliation and submit to the home office
  • Identifying corporate risk under Turkish law and flagging and proposing solutions to program management
  • Ensuring all necessary taxes are withheld in a compliant fashion and that remittances are made to the appropriate authority as required
  • All other administrative tasks as designated by the Operations, Finance and HR Lead or their designee
  • Assisting in the management of the cash in transit (CIT) service provider and serve as the main point of contact when requesting transfer and storage services


  • University degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or relevant field
  • Minimum of three years of financial management experience with large-scale international projects
  • Extensive familiarity with UK government accepted accounting procedures
  • Proven experience working with donor-funded projects, FCDO-funded projects preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English and Turkish required

Application instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Finance Manager” in the subject line to by October 29, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 40 years of experience implementing programs around the world.

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