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Why Aren’t Your Employees Filing Expenses on Time?

Many companies struggle with the issues of timely expense submission. Employees are often slow to file expenses, causing frustration on the side of finance managers. Based on various studies, a single expense claim can take up to 20 minutes to file, including filing approval and review. On top of that, 19% of claims are filed incorrectly and it can take, on average, another 18 minutes to fix those errors, causing significant delays in the reimbursement process. A Conferma report showed that 2 in 5 employees have experienced their own cash flow issues due to slow reimbursement processes.

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What is a financial controller?

The role of a financial controller (FC) can be difficult to define. This integral and senior accounting position combines pure accounting, finance strategy and leadership. The FC generally reports to a finance director or CFO and is responsible for the accounting operations of an organization, making sure they run smoothly. A key player in the organization, they keep an eye on the company’s finances ensuring that there are no surprises at the end of the quarter.

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Evaluating Expense Fraud in Singapore: How It Costs More Than Just Money

Expense fraud remains a pressing problem for companies globally, especially with the economic downturn brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated 13.2% contraction of the economy in the latter half of 2020, the onset of the pandemic has brought about Singapore’s worst economic recession to date.¹ Expense fraud further contributes to significant economic losses for companies that fail to detect it, making it more crucial now than ever to tackle this challenge.

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Discretionary Expense

What is a discretionary expense? Expenses, whether for potential audits or to save money. The term discretionary expense indicates a cost that is not essential to the functioning of a business or organization. In a corporate or organizational environment, this kind of expense is associated with improving standing with customers, clients, and/or employees, and is often considered important for long-term profitability. However, it remains a type of spending that is not strictly necessary, meaning that the business could still function even if all discretionary spending stops. A business or organization has the “discretion” or choice when it comes to this kind of expense, for example, meals at restaurants or entertainment costs. It is important to have an efficient system for filing and tracking these and other kinds of expenses.

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