Cargill LA Travel & Expense Analyst in Heredia, Costa Rica
LA Travel & Expense Analyst
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Act as primary point of contact for selected functional groups or business unit partners for which you are the primary accountant. Ensure all internal controls are in place and monitored, financial processes are performed timely and accurately, and all accounting is done in accordance with Cargill Policies and GAAP.
Perform Business Unit/Functional accounting services ensuring correct financial data.
Perform period end close processes, timely and accurately, ensuring correct financial data.
Prepare and complete financial consolidations and reporting schedules, monthly, quarterly, and annually, ensuring all is accurate before submission.
Support annual statutory auditing and tax function for any analysis reporting for assigned BU.
Participate in process improvement/miscellaneous projects within Finance Shared Services.
Cross train within Accounting team to create depth and provide support to other team members. May serve as backup for critical tasks for other members.
Helpdesk/ Customer Service:
Provide traveler assistance with expense reporting process
Provide support of the expense software
Educate and train travelers and BU personnel on the proper procedures for expense reporting and reimbursement and also the past due guidelines
Reconcile, research and support credit card accounts
Research and resolve issues regarding traveler set-up or misapplied payments
Research / Support of Audit Process:
Conduct Audit of submitted expense reports for each cycle end
Research issues or questions
Process executive expense reports
Monitor outstanding report process
Monitor cycle end processes, Amex payments and traveler reimbursements and JDE entry uploads
Monitor expense report exception process
Manage research folder to process expense reports questioned by auditors.
Ensure Compliance to Corporate Travel Policy:
Review soft limit and audit flags to reduce risk and ensure compliance to travel policy and local tax and legal guidelines
Report suspected fraudulent activity to Corporate Security
Assist Corporate Security and Corporate Audit in review of specific cardholder account reviews
Educate BU personnel and travelers on best practices of expense reporting, past due accounts and traveler terminations
Monitor various reports for compliance
Miscelleanous Travel processes:
Process infrequent Business Travelers Accounts and Airline Central Bill charges back to appropriate Business Unit
Troubleshoot and resolve issues regarding batches or payment failures
- Associate degree in Accounting / Business Administration or equivalent work experience
Experience and understanding core travel business processes
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to internal control
Proven ability to assess risks and controls and identify opportunities for improvement
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Demonstaraed ability to work in independently, with little or no direction
Ability to handle very confidential and sensitive data
Excellent customer service skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
A2 or B1 CEFR English level
Effective people skills
Strong time management skills to manage multiple projects, competing priorities
Strong interpersonal and English communication skills
MS Office Suite proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Up-to-day passport (preferred)
Job Administrative/Support Services
Primary Location Costa Rica-Heredia
Job Type Temporary Work
Shift Day Job
Req ID: SAN01932