Travel & Expenses Specialist, Finance & Accounting | Core Operations

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About Core Operations:

FTI Consulting's Core Operations functions provide support to our client service professionals so they are able meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Professionals within our Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Office Infrastructure, Legal, and Real Estate teams are dedicated to working together and delivering world class support across our global community.

About the Role:
The Travel & Expense Specialist position is a support role within the AP/Travel & Expense (T&E) Team that reports to the EMEA AP/T&E Supervisor. The T&E specialist is responsible for all aspects of the expense reimbursement -to-cash process within the AP/T&E function, as well supporting other administrative functions within the department.

FTI's front end T&E (and Accounts Payable) application is Chrome River which feeds the Elite Enterprise General Ledger (GL)

Primary Duties:
  • Timely processing of all T&E reimbursement claims from employees across the EMEA region, through Chrome River
  • Reviewing of T&E claims to ensure adherence to FTI Global Travel policy, with the responsibility to approve/reject where appropriate
  • Ensuring all accounts T&E claims are correctly posted to the General Ledger using appropriate cost centre or balance sheet codes
  • Ensuring T&E reimbursement claims are applied and passed-through to client billable projects or 'matters' where appropriate
  • Assistance in the monthly bank reconciliation process ensuring all payments are correctly coded to match on the multiple bank reconciliations
  • Ensuring strict adherence with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) principles and FTI Internal policies, relating specifically to the appropriate approval of T&E claims before payment
  • Manage questions from the business and ensuring issues are resolved timely, efficiently and professionally
  • Preparing multi-currency payment runs on a regular basis using various banking platforms (mainly RBS/NatWest & HSBC)
  • Assist in preparation and management of payment run calendars
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

Essential Knowledge and Skills:
  • T&E and/or Accounts Payable experience and ideally in a holistic T&E claim (or invoice-to-cash) role, preferably in a professional services environment
  • Experience working within a high volume transaction environment
  • Experience working in multi-currency environment
  • Experience of using an automated front end Accounts Payable approval application (e.g. Chrome River, Concur, SAP, Oracle or other similar ERP applications)
  • Ability to interact with business experts in a professional, timely and courteous manner
  • Ability to interact with external suppliers in a professional, timely and courteous manner
  • Understanding of VAT and applicability to T&E reclaim processes
  • Proficient in excel

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:
  • Experience of a professional services environment
  • Experience of approving and rejecting T&E claims across all levels of the business per company T&E policy
  • Knowledge of Chrome River and/or Elite Enterprise
  • Experience working within an EMEA focused finance function
  • Energetic, self-driven and able to prioritise workload without consistent direction
  • Quick learner
  • Open team player who is able to take on a variety of responsibilities
  • An effective communicator,both oral and written, as the individual may be responsible for explaining where expense claims are not in compliance with internal company policy
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage large volumes of data is essential #LI-MD1
Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
  • Competitive salary and bonus plans
  • Generous paid holidays and paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for charitable donations
  • Free snacks and drinks

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. #LI-MD1

Job information

Firm: FTI Consulting

Location: London


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