Finance Officer

Danish Refugee Council, Hatay, Turkey

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th October, 2020

Job Description

About the Job

  • Overall purpose of this role is that fulfil daily accounting tasks and assist in coordinating financial functions and services. Producing relevant financial previsions and reports on a regular basis
  • This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Transfers and Payments

  • Ensure all payments are made timely and in accordance with existing DRC forms
  • Ensure all payments meet requirements of National Law and engage with authorities, tax advisors or other stakeholders to ensure tax requirements are met accordingly
  • Ensure that payment documents comply with DRC internal financial procedures and donor regulations


  • Ensure all expenses enter the DRC Dynamics in time and of highest quality
  • Ensure to update cashbooks on a daily basis to reflect the actual status of existing cash count and bank balance in all currencies
  • Ensure all bank accounts statements are reconciled
  • Ensure proper filing system for financial documents
  • Ensure accounts payable and account receivables are reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Ensure DRC’s partners’ reportings are in line with DRC and local regulations

Budget Control, Planning and Reporting

  • Prepare and assist in issuing donor reports
  • Support the development of new proposals with financial information for budgeting
  • Bi Weekly Cash Book
  • Monthly stock update
  • Monthly financial report (with all supporting documentation attached to it)
  • Reporting as required
  • Correctly use DRC Dynamics functionalities in area of concern
  • Develop and ensure the implementation of shared cost tools (when required)
  • Liaise with Program Managers on regular budget monitoring (when required)
  • Prepare and use budget control tools for regular budget follow up (when required)

Legal Books

  • Ensure that monthly Accountant visit is properly facilitated and all relevant information are provided for taxes/social security calculations and legal book keeping
  • Ensure that Accountants prepare legal books on monthly basis in accordance with Legal requirements and books are printed on quarterly basis

Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the daily activities of small teams, often comprised of subordinates and/or employees carrying out similar tasks
  • Does not have direct line management responsibility for staff, but may contribute to recruitment and/or performance appraisal of members of the team
  • Implements the manager’s decisions through the work of subordinate employees, often playing a role in deciding how to do it; and how to achieve the objective set by the manager.

About you

  • To be successful in this role, you must have relevant university degree in Finance/Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent professional qualification.

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience in financial/accounting field
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Basic proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Fluency in local language
  • Experience in working in NGOs

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


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