My responsibilities are budgeting, financial reporting and financial management support for EU and other internationally supported projects. Here at Koç University, I am responsible for the financial side of the projects. I assist the researcher from the very beginning, the project application phase starting with the budgeting rules, preparation of the proposal budget, continuing with the interim and final financial reports, according to the requirements of the sponsors.
In detail I am ensuring accurate accounting of income and expenditures and financial reporting of the projects in liaison with the Office of the Comptroller. I also assist with reconciliation and closeouts of the projects. I am also informing the university on the new rules of the project application in terms of financial aspects and the rules and procedures of the university. I am giving recommendations for process change when there is a grand budgetary scale change in the rules and regulations of the funding authorities.
In detail I am responsible for
I am working with the Financial Comptroller Office, Human Resources and Purchasing department to:
FP7 – Cooperation projects, Ideas (3 ERC projects), Capacities, Mari Curie IRG, CIG, IEF, IOF,
Life Long Learning programme
Management of 49 project of which 17 currently active.
Koç University (KU) is an endowed, non-profit institution of higher education, located in Istanbul, Turkey. Founded in 1993 by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, KU is a leading research university, attracting accomplished, and high-calibre researchers from all over the world. Majority (97%) of KU faculty have Ph.D.’s selective and reputable universities mainly in the US and Europe. As of 2013 academic year, Koç University has an enrolment of over 5500 students with over 470 faculty members. The modern campus buildings are equipped with state of the art classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, library, and computer facilities. The University maintains close and strong relations with Universities in Europe and the U.S. through collaborative efforts including joint seminars, academic programs, and research projects.
Koc University started to participate in EU projects since FP6. Between 2004 and 2013, 453 R&D projects were funded at KU by external donors. By the end of 2013, KU has secured 34 Marie Curie grants under EC’s FP7-PEOPLE Programme, and now hosts 3 of the 6 active ERC Grants in Turkey. As of March 2014, under FP6, FP7 and IPA programs, KU researchers partnered with consortia in 25 different projects. KU is the fourth most active organization (third among universities) of the FP7 Programme in Turkey.
The administration support for research projects is given through purchasing department, Human Resources, Accounting and Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate. Koç University uses accrual base accounting since 1993 and SAP as ERP system since 2011. The data control and reporting is facilitated by the SAP system is helping the project coordinator and the administration to follow up the project budget individually.
|Business Management,School of Business, Ithaca College, NY, USA|
|1990-1991:||Associate, Xertrex International, Toronto, Canada|
|1991-1993:||Executive Associate to the C.E.O, Çukurova Holding, Istanbul, Turkey|
|1994-1995:||Project Consultant, Koç-Unisys, Istanbul, Turkey|
|1998-1999:||Assistant Director, Arch Foreign Trade plc, London, United Kingdom|
|2002-2003:||Project Monitoring Manager, Türkiye Ekonomik ve Toplumsal Tarih Vakfı, Istanbul, Turkey|
|2003-2008:||Project Consultant – Partner, Protein Proje Danışmanlık, Istanbul, Turkey|
|since 2009:||Grants Financial Manager, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey|