A Guide to Effective Expense Management Strategies for 2015

Recorded Webinar

A Guide to Effective Expense Management Strategies for 2015

A CFO Publishing webinar, sponsored by Certify

Original air date: March 25th, 2015

Speakers: Robert Neveu, President of Certify & Jennifer Colegrove, BlueLinx


Travel and entertainment—second only to payroll as the largest business expense—is becoming increasingly more difficult to control as companies expand across borders and grow through acquisitions. Therefore effective budgeting, planning, and management of T&E expenses is critical for companies of all sizes in 2015 and beyond. How does your company’s overall Travel and Entertainment spend, and spend within key categories, compare with other companies? How are companies leveraging automation to better understand and control how employees are spending the company dime? Unfortunately, benchmarks for overall T&E spend and key T&E spend within each categories are all but impossible to find.

The good news is that Robert Neveu President & Co-founder, Certify will join us to reveal the latest buying trends in business travel based on research from Certify's SpendSmart Report, based on receipts and expenses data from over six million transactions and transaction-based data from Seamless. Among the key survey results Robert will discuss are:

Key Takeaways

  • Benchmark key categories of your company’s travel and entertainment expenses
  • Identify how to Improve the budgeting, planning, and management of your company’s T&E spend in 2015
  • Largest pressure: reduce expense processing costs
  • Recognize current and emerging trends in T&E automation

Slides from the webinar

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About the Presenters

Bob Neveu Image
Robert Neveu

President & Co-founder, Certify

In 2008, Bob launched Certify as his second software startup in Portland. Certify’s venture-backed team have accelerated the growth of the business to where they are considered the second largest provider in North America of expense reporting software with multinational customers including Pitney Bowes, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Subway Sandwiches, and Virgin Galactic. Certify has gained the attention of many major news publications for its innovative technology, including its recent release of auto-generated expense reporting with Certify ReportExecutive, featured in the Wall Street Journal (September, 2013), New York Times (October, 2013), and CNNMoney (December, 2013).

Jennifer Colegrove
Jennifer Colvegrove

Controller, BlueLinx

With more than 20 years of accounting experience, Jennifer is controller of inventory and operations accounting with BlueLinx. She joined BlueLinx in 2004, received BlueLinx's prestigious VP Roundtable Award (the highest honor for nonsenior management) in 2012 and is currently a CPA candidate.