Global Travel & Expense Manager at TripActions

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About the Role

The Global Travel & Expense Manager will be responsible for the management and oversight of all corporate travel and entertainment expenses incurred on behalf of the company. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to administer the TripActions platform internally. Being responsible for T&E will also place the role in a unique situation to influence our product roadmap as we seek to continuously improve the user experience for T&E managers. The role will also partner with the leadership team to enhance the current travel policy, tracking travel budget and spend, reconciling expenses, and collaborating with other teams and the company at large. The position will report to the Controller and be based in our Palo Alto office.


  • Partner with leadership teams to review and enhance existing travel and entertainment policies. Ensure all travel and entertainment policies are economical for the company and in line with local market standards.
  • Enhance the processes for reviewing and approving travel expenses to ensure that employees remain in policy. Responsible for enforcing travel and entertainment policy and escalating non-compliance issues to leadership.
  • Provide feedback to the Product Team in terms of new features and enhancement requests.
  • Review all current policies and procedures regarding company travel and entertainment and identify areas for improvement. Work with leadership to implement efficiencies to existing policies and procedures to ensure a best in class travel and entertainment program.
  • Assist the Accounting team in recording and reconciling all travel related activity. 
  • Work closely with the Finance team to outline travel and entertainment budgets and projections. Reconcile travel budgets against actuals.
  • Build and manage a forum for all employee inquiries related to travel and entertainment.
  • Partner with the Facilities team and other internal stakeholders for large company events.
  • Work with internal Supplier team to establish preferred relationships with external travel partners to ensure optimizing pricing and service for the company. 
  • Perform regular analysis of travel spend across the company to identify areas of concern, trends, and material changes.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of experience managing and growing a global corporate travel program
  • Ability to clearly communicate and enforce policy
  • Strong data and reporting skills
  • Motivated self-starter who enthusiastically contributes to the broader team goals
  • Ability to build cross-functional relationships across the business
  • Experience working in Sage Intacct or similar ERP systems
  • Experience working with Expensify, TripActions, or other similar T&E management platforms
  • Analytical and problem-solving mindset, detail-oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM


Right in the heart of Chinatown, SF - lots of hustle and bustle. We have great restaurants nearby and we're easily accessible by public transportation

An Insider's view of TripActions

How does your team reward individual success?

SHOUT-OUTS, SPIFFS, TEAM EVENTS. If you have top bookings - you get to wear the money jacket for the whole month!

Xander Garovi

Commercial Account Executive

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

There is a lot of collaboration, especially with Account Executives. We partner with them to find out the best strategies for outreach and how to best position the sell in order to optimize success in the deal.

Melissa Lord

Sales Development Representative

What are some things you learned at the company?

Being at TripActions has been the biggest learning experience in my career. One of the biggest things I’ve learned is adaptability. The company/team/role has changed so much from the time I’ve started and it’s been amazing to see it grow into what it is today.

Leighann Yamami

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

What is your vision for the company?

Too often we blame technology for making our lives hectic and friction-filled - however, we fail to recognize, we are the ones creating the technology. TripActions is flipping the script, using technology to build real human connection.

Ryan Patrick O'Neill (RPO)

Senior Alliances Manager

What are TripActions Perks + Benefits

TripActions Benefits Overview

Competitive salary
Health: Medical, dental and vision
Food: Catered meals and drinks
Stock: Be invested in our future
Savings: Take advantage of our 401K matching
Travel: $2000 personal travel stipend to use on the app every year
Commuter benefits: Pre-tax benefit plus a $1000 yearly transportation stipend
People: Friendly, nice, and smart coworkers
Work/life balance: Take time off when you need it with an open vacation policy.
Location: WeWork located in the heart of SF

Volunteer in Local Community
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Thursday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Mentorship Program
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