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Internal Control Officer

Job ID 19010121 Date posted 03/08/2019 Primary Location Istanbul-Istanbul-Turkey

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Internal Control Officer supports Management with the execution of the Company’s business operations in accordance with local regulations and other applicable legislation. This includes the establishment of an adequate and effective internal control system within the Company for the purpose of assuring integrity, reliability and accessibility of information systems, accounting system and financial reporting system.

The Internal Control Officer evaluates control designs and determines if the controls are operating effectively, and develops recommendations where gaps exist for management to further improve risk mitigation and control effectiveness.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist Management with the maintenance and further development of an effective internal control environment
  • Regularly assess the risks deriving from business operations
  • Develop and maintain an internal control framework
  • Perform independent control activities across local business operations in line with regulatory requirements including:

- compliance with all applicable laws, specifically Law No. 6493 (Law on Payment and Security Settlement Systems, Payment Services and Electronic Money Institutions);

- information systems;

- financial reporting system;

- customer complaint response process;

- supplier and agent management;

  • Report results of control activities regularly to Management and make recommendations for improvement
  • Serve as a liaison to internal audit, external audit and regulatory agencies
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant regulatory changes
  • Build effective business relationships with process owners, other internal customers, and third party service providers
  • Support the local Board with governance matters
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, IT or related field
  • Minimum 4 to 6 years of experience in Internal Control, Internal Audit, Compliance or Risk Management, with an emphasis on IT operations
  • Relevant professional experience in Financial Services or other regulated environment are highly desirable
  • Relevant professional certification (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA) preferred
  • Proven understanding of business processes and internal controls
  • Strong analytical, results-oriented, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Fluent in Turkish and English, both spoken and written
  • Flexibility to travel (up to 10 %)
  • TURKEY ONLY: No obligation of military service for male candidates
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