Recorded Webinar

The ROI of T&E: How Expense Reporting Pays for Itself

Original air date: June 22, 2017

Speaker: Christopher Pless, Assistant VP and Senior Accountant, Crestmark Bank


Travel and entertainment expense spending is an important growth strategy for companies of every size. While these investments can lead to new business and new opportunity, maximizing every dollar spent also requires a disciplined approach to the often-complex T&E expense reporting and reimbursement process. Now, the latest webinar from IMA and Certify will show you how companies like yours are reducing overhead processing costs and streamlining workflow to quickly deliver a full return on their investment in automation. You’ll also hear from an accounting professional who recently replaced a spreadsheet-based manual process with an automated T&E system.

Learning objectives include:

  • 2017 T&E expense spending benchmarks and report processing costs
  • Common expense reporting pain points and goals for improvement
  • System features that help 70% of companies achieve full ROI in 1 year or less
  • Value-added benefits and other ways automation exceeds expectations

Slides from the webinar

About the Presenter

Christopher Pless
Christopher Pless

Assistant VP and Senior Accountant, Crestmark Bank

Christopher Pless is an Assistant Vice President/Senior Accountant with Crestmark Bank located in Troy Michigan. His duties include analysis and reconciliation of several business units for Crestmark as well as administrating several systems key to Accounting group as well as the bank. Christopher graduated from Madonna University, Livonia Michigan, with a Bachelor degree in Accounting in 1999. After graduation, Christopher came to Crestmark Bank in May of 2000 where he started out as a staff accountant. Christopher just celebrated being with the bank for 15 years in May of 2015.