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Dirham General Trading

Vacant Position: Accountant

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland with possibility of travel

Employment terms: Full-time Job

HASI Consulting, on behalf of Dirham General Trading, seeks an active and professional accountant.  Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Accountant will be responsible for the financial operations of the company including entering transactions of all company branches, managing customer records, controls credits and produces financial reports. Though based in Hargeisa, the Accountant will travel frequently to other regions of Somaliland and the other cities in the Horn of Africa.

Dirham General Trading is general trading companies that distributes beverages, food stuff and confectionary as well construction materials.  Dirham has branches in Hargeisa, Borama, Wajale, Burco and Mogadishu.

HASI Consulting is the leading consulting firm in human and organizational development in the Horn of Africa. HASI helps (among other services) premier companies attract and retain talent and professional workers by managing the recruitment and selection process on behalf of them to ensure the right person employed for the right position.

Dirham is seeking a qualified and experienced Accountant who will manage the financial records and analysis of the company. To be successful in this role, you should have a deep understanding of all bookkeeping, accounting and financial management. Your previous experience in financial management will make your chance of success more obvious.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Constantly oversees the financial flow forecasts of the company
  • Suggests and implements all financial policies and procedures, control mechanisms of the company.
  • Works closely with the head of Operations and Finance on budgeting and financial reports
  • Ensures proper use of source documents, filing system and ledger accounts.
  • Manages and controls cash accounts and cash flow
  • Prepares income and expenses accounts, ensures accuracy and oversees the closing process.
  • Produces monthly evaluation reports to measure the financial performance of the company
  • Ensures and follows up the implementation a compliance of all inventory management procedures to actuate proper inventory movements.
  • Protects the company fixed assets through proper asset register and oversees the actual conditions of the fixed assets
  • Makes sure that the procurement procedures are followed
  • Creates Supplier Accounts and maintains recording payable into the proper vendor accounts.
  • Makes sure that sales reps are following accounting procedures for recording transactions and preparing the source documents
  • Creates customer accounts for recording receivables in to the proper customer accounts.
  • Develops and maintain procedures for debt collection
  • Prepares monthly collection report
  • Creates accounts for each employee and ensure that salary advances are entered properly
  • Prepares and produces monthly financial reports, financial analysis and ratios.
  • Performs all other tasks as directed by the supervisor
  • Manages and regulates Employees Leave

Qualifications and Skills

  • BBA in Accounting or Finance is preferred, or a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • The Finance Officer should have strong command of accounting and bookkeeping, have strong mathematical, analytical and critical thinking abilities. He should also have supervisory, leadership and teamwork skills. Other skills required include attention to detail, accuracy, concentration and hard work.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] not later than 25 March 2023.

Only selected applicants will be contacted and go through exam and interview process.

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