Travel & Entertainment Director

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Summary

Looking for a Director to join the Finance and Accounting team.


Company Information:

Global growth equity firm


Job Description:
  • Maintain the Company’s travel and entertainment policy. Ensure periodic reviews and updates are executed through  coordination with key stakeholders including the Company’s Finance and Human Resources teams. 
  • Enforce adherence to the Company’s travel and entertainment policy through frequent audits of employee expense  reports.  
  • Monitor accuracy of T&E reporting, including spend categories, to ensure accurate reporting and allocation. 
  • Develop and maintain monthly reporting package to provide visibility to senior management on spending behaviors  across the Company’s segments.  
  • Manage off-shore team of 3 – 6 to drive effective approval and auditing processes of expense reports, including  compliance with types of expenses allowed under the Company’s policy and classification of expenses across  various categories (e.g. internal, deal related, etc.). Identify opportunities for process improvement.  
  • Prepare reports for monthly expenses to be allocated to key stakeholders including limited partners. Drive accuracy  and review processes with internal and external audit periodically as well as regulators as required. 
  • Manage relationship with all travel and entertainment service providers including credit card company, airlines,  private aviation program managers, hotel chains, travel agencies and advisors to ensure proactive assessment of  opportunities and effectively address potential challenges as they arise. This includes periodic assessment of rates to  identify opportunities to reduce costs.  
  • Maintain T&E training documentation for employees. Deliver training periodically to new employees and to broader  audiences as required.  
  • Interact with employees to address ad-hoc questions/concerns around travel and entertainment policy and guidelines.

 


Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; major in Accounting or Finance preferred. Demonstrated strong academic performance  and leadership skills developed through experience.  
  • 8+ years of experience in Finance and Accounting including experience with Travel and Entertainment expense  analysis. Prior experience in financial services and/or private equity industry is desired. 
  • Experience dealing with investor allocations for T&E expense strongly preferred. 
  • Strong attention to detail.  
  • Proven accounting and financial capabilities.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Experience managing off-shore teams preferred.  
  • Willingness to lead analysts and execute job functions are required. 
  • Experience with Workday Expense module preferred.

 

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