How to define reimbursable expenses for your business

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 03 June 2019

In a previous article on this blog, we explained the basics of setting up an expense policy. There was just one thing that we left out — the kinds of expenses you should include. That’s what we’re looking at today.

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How to do spend analysis in 6 steps

by Patrick Whatman

Published on 14 May 2019

Most business leaders have a fair idea of where their money goes. You know essentially how much they spend on salaries, rent and utilities. You probably also think they know which software their teams use, and how much the company spends on coffee.

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Introducing new Spendesk CFO, Fabien Dawidowicz: "A CFO needs to be a good listener"

by Benjamin Romberg

Published on 06 May 2019

At Spendesk, we work with CFOs and finance teams every day to help them take back control of company spending. Which is why we're so excited to welcome our very own CFO to the team, Fabien Dawidowicz.

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Company credit card fraud: How to respond and recover

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 02 April 2019

For modern businesses, relying on a company credit card for day-to-day expenses makes sense - at least in the short term. You want to enable your staff to get out and do their thing, and the company plastic is a simple way to let them get the job done. For most companies, this is option number one.

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How modern CFOs easily optimize travel spending

by Patrick Whatman

Published on 04 March 2019

There’s always been a certain glamour to work travel. You imagine that glorious feeling of stepping off a business class flight and checking into a classy hotel lobby before tomorrow's meeting with an important client:

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Finance automation: How to modernise your financial processes

by Patrick Whatman

Published on 11 February 2019

Automation is all the rage. Businesses are quickly figuring out that there are things that machines are better suited to than people.

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Spend analysis for growing businesses: a quick guide

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 10 December 2018

In any business, it pays to keep a close eye on every dollar making its way out the door.

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10 major problems with using the company card to pay online

by Patrick Whatman

Published on 29 October 2018

There are plenty of things to love about credit cards. Most obviously: paying for things is pretty much always simple, almost anywhere in the world.

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Business automation: automate these six boring finance processes

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 11 October 2018

Nowadays, there’s no excuse for soaking up your finance team’s valuable time and effort with clunky manual processes. If anyone in your team is still copying and pasting data between Excel sheets, they might as well be working with quills and parchment.

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Scaling up: the change management process for CFOs and finance teams

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 08 October 2018

It's finally time to scale up your business. This is the moment that most startup executives dream of and long for from the moment they choose a company name. And while you're unquestionably excited, you're about to have to handle a range of changes that you may never have encountered.

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What is bookkeeping? A guide for modern businesses

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 26 July 2018

Running a business can be exciting — especially when you're just getting started. However, you'll quickly come to realise some of the less thrilling parts of it — and bookkeeping is definitely one of them.

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The CFO wish list: 4 things you desperately want to improve in the employee spending process

by Ragini Bhalla

Published on 21 June 2018

Employee expenses are a daily norm at companies. But there are so many different types of expenses – from paying for recurring software subscriptions/vendors to expensing domestic mileage for client meetings and paying for flights, hotels, meals and everything in between on business trips. The costs can add up – both for employees and the

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5 tips to effectively update your expense policy

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 08 February 2018

So you've read up on the benefits of having an expense policy, and you've set one up for your company. Great decision! It's important, however, to avoid seeing it as a static entity that never changes. Your company is constantly changing, so the policy will end up being out of date before you know it. Instead, you should treat it as a dynamic and

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Let’s rethink how employees pay for what they need!

by Rodolphe Ardant

Published on 18 January 2018

We all need to pay for things in order to do our job. It’s part of our daily professional life, yet not much has changed in the past decades when it comes to spending on behalf of the company.

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Why setting up a travel expense policy doesn't have to be hard

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 11 January 2018

The world is getting smaller every day. Thanks to lower flight fares and new, digital communication tools it’s never been this easy for businesses to expand their international efforts. It might be limited to just a couple of meetings abroad per year, or it could be opening multiple offices on the other side of the world - bottom line is that

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