Most Unusual Items Submitted on Employee Expense Reports
CFOs were asked to name the most unusual items they've seen employees include in expense reports in a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey, and the results are bound to raise the eyebrows of any financial executive.
"A person lost his personal cell phone somewhere in the office, so he submitted the cost of a new one."
"Replacement cost for a suit the employee lost on his own"
"Expensive lunch for the employee, without clients"
"Flowers the employee bought for his wife"
"Expenses for his son's birthday party"
"The most unusual thing I saw was a submission for something that had already been expensed and reimbursed."