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.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetic Surgery
Lottery Tickets Lottery Tickets
Pet Food Pet Food
A Trailer Rental for a Family Reunion A Trailer Rental for a Family Reunion
$12,000 for a Family Trip $12,000 for a Family Trip
A Speeding Ticket A Speeding Ticket
A Teepee A Teepee
A Fine for Crashing into a Toll Booth A Fine for Crashing into a Toll Booth
Missing Cell Phone Missing Cell Phone

"A person lost his personal cell phone somewhere in the office, so he submitted the cost of a new one."

Movie Tickets Movie Tickets
Hotel Charge for Viewing Adult Movies Hotel Charge for Viewing Adult Movies
Day at the Spa Day at the Spa
A Golf Trip for the Employee and His Friends A Golf Trip for the Employee and His Friends
Video Game Console Video Game Console
Grocery Receipts Grocery Receipts
Cigarettes Cigarettes
New Suit New Suit

"Replacement cost for a suit the employee lost on his own"

Pair of Socks Pair of Socks
Toilet Paper Toilet Paper
Hot Tub Supplies Hot Tub Supplies
Golf Clubs Golf Clubs
Expensive Lunch Expensive Lunch

"Expensive lunch for the employee, without clients"

Flowers Flowers

"Flowers the employee bought for his wife"

Birthday Party Birthday Party

"Expenses for his son's birthday party"

Wedding Anniversary Dinner Wedding Anniversary Dinner
Deja Vu Deja Vu

"The most unusual thing I saw was a submission for something that had already been expensed and reimbursed."



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