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Lead, Travel and Expense

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The MITRE Corporation
Tampa, Florida, United States (hybrid)
30+ days ago


Department Summary

Congratulations on taking control of your career! We’re pleased you’re exploring opportunities to evolve and adapt your professional life. MITRE's diversity of sponsor missions, research areas, and cross-corporate capabilities translates into hundreds of meaningful projects at any given time. We invite you to discover how your unique combination of strengths and experiences can benefit our work program in new ways. 

MITRE’s Finance Business Operations is seeking to hire a Travel and Expense Lead to support our well-established Travel and Expense team.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in a supervisory role, SAP Concur travel and expense operations, contract negotiations and relationship building. 

You will report to the Manager of Travel and Expense and will serve as a trusted business partner with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.   

The role will be a hybrid position in our Tampa, Florida office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform supervisory functions for the Travel and Expense team, providing or arranging staff training, contributing to career development of staff, leading performance reviews.
  • Assisting in the Travel and Expense program including T&E processes and all tools used from booking to expense reconciliation
  • Negotiation of travel suppliers including Hotel RFP processes and ground transportation relationships
  • Works cross-functionally with other groups, serves as an escalation point on travel and reimbursement matters, compliance monitoring, and reporting
  • Implement and support best practices
  • Drive ownership and execute special projects with minimal supervision and drive results to timely completion
  • Manage several competing requests through gathering actionable requirements, managing priorities and superior time-manager
  • Brings a customer service approach to resolving issues
  • Works with users to troubleshoot problems with Concur Travel and Expense
  • Perform system and user maintenance in Concur
  • Prepare month-end reports for T&E related expenses
  • Review of expense reports, travel requests, and travel purchases
  • Manage T&E mailbox
  • Assist employees with inquiries and resolution of T&E and credit card maintenance requests
  • Prepare data requests related to T&E business activities as needed
  • Ensure government and corporate policy compliance
  • Support the team in automating reports and other tasks
  • Ability to cross-train within the team on specified tasks and processes
  • Support enhancing and maintaining Concur products to support business requirements
  • Work closely with IT to monitor system performance as well as manage and implement patches for supported systems

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or Accounting with 8 years of professional experience
  • Minimum of 3+ years supporting Concur Travel and Expense
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Innovative and able to thrive in a high paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of travel policies for Government Contractors
  • T&E policy and process management
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to change in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Proficient in troubleshooting Concur Travel and Expense application issues
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to organizational success
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to research, gather and analyze information then formulate effective recommendations and actions

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66326080
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The MITRE Corporation
  • Position Title: Lead, Travel and Expense
  • Industry: Corporation (Corporate Travel Buyer)
  • Job Function: Travel Buyer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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