Serpil DARDAĞAN – Internal Audit Manager
İmge KOÇER – Manager of Finance
I’m working in the Finance department as the Finance Manager of Akfen Construction. As department, we manage cash and risk in line with the market conditions. My responsibilities involve, preparing reports to finance coordinator and senior management; relationship management with banking associates in the processes of creating credit lines; providing financial resources and channeling for proper usage; obtaining cash credit, drawdown and following through; obtaining non cash credit, issuance and follow up; assignment and management of credit collaterals; management and control of cash and cash equivalents, following up for maturities of time deposits; managing and reporting daily payments to subcontractors and other service providers; controlling cash inflows; safekeeping and reporting of commercial instruments given to us; reporting of bonds and checks given; keeping up with the developments in financial markets and legislations; subsidizing project and tender offering preparations; preparation of data for budgeting; and providing information to CMB’s quarterly financial reports and annual reports.
I start the day by reviewing market news and preparing the reports for senior management. My daily routine consists of controlling cash and other liquid assets, management of cash and non-cash risk, planning of payments to subcontractors and other service providers, and end of the day reporting of cash and risk position to management.
As a METU Business Administration graduate, I have always planned a career in Finance. I have developed the skills and competencies required to work at Akfen not only through my college internships at international investment banks in London and Paris but also by valuable experiences in two major firms I have worked before joining Akfen 8 years ago.
In Akfen, I am surrounded with people of fascinating intelligence and determination and I appreciate it a lot. I also enjoy being involved in the process of new employee selection and training them. I’m planning to continue my career in Akfen.
Murat YAZICIGİL – Budget Reporting and Risk Management Specialist
As “Budget Reporting and Risk Management Specialist”, I’m responsible under the direction of Budget Reporting and Risk Management Coordinator to coordinate and consolidate budget studies on behalf of Akfen’s Board of Administrators to manage the local and foreign activities of the companies which are created under Akfen Holding as per the plan and to evaluate the resources in the best way. Managing reporting activities and to comment on the results together with the General manager of the relating company, to report to the CFO and to the Executive Board.
To sum up a business month, we’re monitoring budget studies and evaluating deviations from budgeted amount of Akfen Holding and its subsidiaries and also make ready presentations to report the CFO and to the Executive Board. Furthermore, audited financials of Akfen Groups companies are reviewed and also we prepare some works for financials analyst who ask for getting more information to Investor Relations. Moreover, we’re also preparing dashboards to evaluate monthly cash flows and making analyze for deviations from budgeted amount and also finalize audited financials reports of “Akfensu” which is subsidiaries of Akfen.
I have graduated from Bilkent University,Faculty of Business Administration with merit scholarship in 2007 and then worked as “Auditor” at Deloitte for 4 years. After July 2011, I have started to work at Akfen Holding. Here, both the experience I have gained from my colleagues and my work’s contribution to the development of the holding has increased by motivation and my commitment. Additionally, working close with the upper management, having the chance to see how their business approach, their decision making criteria is a unique opportunity for my career. Hence, I believe that I am very lucky, for having the chance to work for a company that grows together with its employees.
Murat Ali ÇELEBİOĞLU – Business Development Specialist
I am working as a specialist at Akfen Holding Business Development Department. Our job description has a very wide range. In brief; we evaluate the job opportunities from various different sectors but especially in infrastructure sector, we conduct research about these sectors, we examine the investment decisions of our subsidiaries and report about their operations. Other than these, we also deal with the management’s questions and requests due to close working environment with the upper management office.
Generally speaking; on a normal work day, we are monitoring the documentation of current interested business opportunities, preparing the financial model and presentation of the projects that helps us to express the important points to the management easily.
Before working at Akfen Holding, I worked at Project Monitoring department in Finansbank for about 2.5 years. At that time, I was accepted at the Finance Engineering doctorate programme of Yeditepe University. The financial analysis & modeling experience from Finansbank and academic knowledge from the university were the main drivers that I obtained my job at Akfen Holding. Currently, I am continuing with the doctorate program and beginning to write my thesis soon.
Following the nine months I spent here I realized that it was the right decision to choose to work at Akfen Holding. Here, both the experience I have gained from my colleagues and my work’s contribution to the development of the holding has increased by motivation and my commitment. Additionally, working close with the upper management, having the chance to see how their business approach, their decision making criteria is a unique opportunity for my career. Hence, I believe that I am very lucky, for having the chance to work for a company that grows together with its employees.
Sabahattin İLHAN – Director of Information Technology
İdil GÜNGÖRDÜ – Attorney at Law