Aktis Strategy Job Vacancy: Corporate Manager - Gaziantep, Turkey

Aktis Strategy is an international consultancy led by some of the world’s foremost practitioners in problem-solving for fragile and conflict-affected countries. With knowledge and expertise across the spectrum of security sector reform, political governance and justice/rule of law, Aktis specialises in devising, managing and evaluating complex programmes to address challenging political and institutional problems. 

The Role

Aktis Strategy is looking to hire a Corporate Manager to drive forward the corporate and financial management of our office in Turkey. This is a newly created role. The person will report to the Turkey Project Manager and have direct line management responsibility for the Gaziantep-based administration team.

The successful candidate will be experienced in either finance or human resources and have a good working knowledge of both in the Turkish context.

Key Responsibilities include:

Corporate Management
  • Maintaining office legal and registration documents, and liaising with the Turkish authorities as required;
  • Streamlining and improving general working processes and procedures by initiating and implementing changes or reinforcing existing practices;

Personnel Management

  • Prepare employment contracts and liaise with UK head office;
  • Manage monthly salary payments;
  • Ensure all social security and employment obligations are met;
  • Manage, train and develop the local administrative and support staff. This will include:
    • overseeing any additional hiring,
    • managing workload,
    • training and development,
  • Ensure staff comply with company Code of Conduct.

Financial Management

  • Overseeing financial administration;
  • Submission of timely and accurate cash flow projections and requests to UK head office;
  • Management of bank and cash accounts;
  • Managing payment of project expenses and staff/associates salaries (in cash and via online transfers);
  • Liaising with local accountants and UK head office finance team.


Professional Experience 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A university degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or related area
  • 5 – 10 years managerial experience
  • HR and/or finance experience, including an understanding of social security, corporate taxation, work permits and employment law;
  • Sufficient financial knowledge and experience to fulfil the financial management responsibilities outlined above. In particular, this person will have prior experience of daily bookkeeping and weekly financial reconciliations;
  • Managed and developed a small team of administrators/support staff or, if not, have the gravitas and potential to do so;
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
It would be advantageous if this person has:
  • A track record of demonstrably improving the management of an office and/or administrative team;
  • Experience of working for an international company;
  • Experience of working in the international development or professional services sector;
  • Project management experience.

Personal attributes and skills

The successful candidate will:

  • Have spoken and written fluency in English and Turkish;
  • Have the right to work in Turkey;
  • Be a confident negotiator;
  • Have a desire to take on a challenging, fast-paced role in an expanding company;
  • Possess strong time management skills and a proven ability to multitask;
  • Have effective communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Be a self-starter who strives for excellence, takes the initiative, and naturally sees opportunities for change and improvement;
  • Be a person who gains the trust and respect of his/her colleagues, has the highest level of integrity, is a team player and provides leadership to his/her reports.

What Aktis Offers

  • A remuneration package dependent on the successful candidate’s experience;
  • A professional development programme;
  • The opportunity to work within a small, high-performing team in a fast-growing company at the heart of key foreign policy and development challenges.
How to apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@aktisstrategy.com. The covering letter should detail your suitability for the role, your availability and your current (or if not currently employed, most recent) remuneration details. Closing Date: 24 June 2016