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Branch Accountant Specialist (Istanbul)


We are looking to recruit a Branch Accountant Specialist. You will be in charge of processing the financial administration of our branch office in Turkey together with one other branch accounting specialist. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including branch general ledger preparation, financial reporting, assistance with year-end audit queries and the support for budget and forecast activities in close relation with the head office located in Amsterdam. 


As a subsidiary of PAO Gazprom, South Stream Transport B.V. is responsible for the construction and operation of the TurkStream Offshore Pipeline.

The TurkStream Offshore Pipeline will start in Anapa, Russia, running over 900 kilometres through the Black Sea to the Turkish coast. The pipeline will help secure energy supplies to Turkey and South-Eastern Europe in a reliable and sustainable way. The Project will use state-of-the-art technology, materials and equipment, to safeguard the pipeline’s safe operation for many decades to come.



  • Timely processing of invoices for Turkish Branch, including coding (where applicable), entry and first review;
  • Process bank statements for the Turkish Branch;
  • Responsible for accounting procedures to be in accordance with Turkish law;
  • Maintain and develop AP policies and procedures to ensure they remain up to date, efficient and effective;
  • Prepare and control possible payment runs and process these after the right approval;
  • Ensure the invoice processing and other procedures are done in accordance with internal, VAT and other guidelines/regulations;
  • Prepare monthly TAX reports;
  • Prepare the periodic reporting regarding accounts payable;
  • Manage special projects or other tasks within accounts payable;
  • Review supplier contracts to ensure services rendered are in line with contractual agreement;
  • Validate that payments are in line with contractual agreement;
  • Review processing of branch’s employee credit card reports and prepare monthly reconciliation on outstanding reports;
  • Periodical reconciliation local books with EY;
  • Support other departments within South Stream Transport BV;
  • Reconciliation between accounting figures and figures used by other departments within the Finance and Economy department;
  • Assist with queries from external auditors.


  • Turkish tax compliance. Provision of accounting data to tax consultants and review of draft tax returns;
  • Analysis of Turkish primary documents from the Turkish tax / accounting perspective;
  • Various issues related to the Turkish invoicing matters, including, analysis and commenting on invoicing instructions for SSTTBV’s contractors in Turkey;
  • Analysis of contracts from the Turkish accounting and tax compliance perspective;
  • Other Turkish tax matters.

E-invoicing E-ledger

  • Set up E-invoicing and E-ledger in accordance with Turkish law. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Finance or Accounting;
  • 3-5 years of financial accounting or audit experience with an international company or big four audit firm;
  • Experience working with IFRS financial accounting standards;
  • Experience with Turkish Law requirements; 
  • Experience with accounts payable processes and the month-end close process; 
  • In depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics accounting system is preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Deadline driven and high level of accuracy;
  • Fluent English and Turkish language skills.


If you are interested in this job opportunity we kindly ask you to complete the online application and submit your CV and motivation letter in English. Applications without a CV and motivation letter will not be considered. 

Please be informed that we do not appreciate acquisition calls/emails from third party recruitment agencies.

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Job ID #209
Date posted: 13-04-2019

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