Success story: Jitasa

Success story: Jitasa

Jitasa is the leading US company in accounting and bookkeeping for the Non-Profit sector and Non-Governmental Organizations, that has also been established in Bosnia and Herzegovina where now employs over 60 people. All employees are young, under 30 years old. It was founded in 2006 by Jeff Russell and in only two years, the company signed its 100th client. In 2011 Jitasa opens an operations office in Thailand. Today Jitasa has its offices in Thailand, Philippines, Bosnia and the United States.

Jitasa offers essential support to each of their clients regardless of their size by a team of associates led by a dedicated/primary accounting associate.

The first intention of Jitasa was to establish its head office in Thailand. Nevertheless, following the advice of Market Makers on availability of highly-skilled professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina that can offer high-quality services in accordance with market needs and trends at lower costs, the company decided to headquarter in Sarajevo.

Jitasa Sarajevo was established in February, 2016 after having held the Boot Camp Program for Non-Profit Accounting, where 10 candidates immediately got a permanent job in Sarajevo.

“One of the reasons why we decided to come to Bosnia and Herzegovina is the high youth unemployment rate, especially from age 20 to 25. We see great potential in this country. Young people are motivated, educated and speak various languages”,says James Strombeck, Jitasa director in Thailand.

Number of employees

Number of employees in Jitasa doubled in just two years, from 27 in 2017 to 60 in 2019.

Sales and export revenue

The company’s sales revenue grew from BAM 809,718 to BAM 2,158,651 in two years, which represents an amazing growth of 166%.