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.


Accounting Service:

  • 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

Technical 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)

  • Detail Orientated

  • Up-to-day passport (preferred)

Job Administrative/Support Services

Primary Location Costa Rica-Heredia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Temporary Work

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SAN01932