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Senior Accountant

Finance | Istanbul, Turkey | Full Time

Job Description

An ASX100 business part that is owned by Australian universities, IDP is a pioneer in international education services. Our core business lines include student placement to Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand institutions, English-language testing and training.

We are on a mission to build the world's leading platform and connected community to guide students along their journey to achieve their lifelong learning and career aspirations.

As a co-owner of IELTS, we deliver the English test that is trusted by more governments, universities and organisations than any other. We also operate English language teaching schools in South East Asia.

We are innovators, driven by the needs of our customers and deep data insights. Our 5,000 team members based around the world understand that our services change lives – not only of our customers, but their wider communities.

By combining empathy and professional expertise with digital excellence, we create launch pads for our customers to achieve global success.


The position is required for the working on all Finance and Accounts related jobs in the function at local country level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Management
  • GL reconciliation
  • Local Accounting Requirements


Financial Management

  • Perform a variety of regular and recurring accounting function requiring professional competency
  • Generate, review, analyse and communicate financial data that reflects actual financial performance against approved budgets
  • Assist in quarterly and yearly filings
  • Use judgment and professional skills in determining appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions and reporting
  • Use judgment and strong professional skills to determine the appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions and reporting

GL Reconciliation

  • Compile and prepare entries to General Ledger accounts

Local Accounting Requirements

  • Prepare tax schedules and apply basic knowledge of tax rules to assist in preparation of tax reports and returns
  • Concurrently perform multiple assignments
  • Document accounting transactions, using procedures defined by internal & external stakeholders
  • Review contracts, orders and vouchers for accuracy based on established policies and procedures
  • Apply the financial policies and procedures of the company. Bring inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management
  • Contribute to the annual operating budgeting process
  • Communicate with other company personnel and contacts outside the company with limited supervision
  • Collect data and perform research on the details of transactions
  • Perform special projects as assigned


Essential requirements

  • Educated to Accounting degree or equivalent AUC or “English Section”
  • Native Turkish and Fluent in English
  • Oracle, Financial application Experience is a must.
  • Experience in accounting practices and principles
  • Usually a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing and taxation.