Lead Travel Expense Auditor

February 4, 2019


University of California, Los Angeles


Education and Nonprofit


Internal Audit


Los Angeles, CA


Another Source’s client, UCLA, is recruiting a Lead Travel Expense Auditor to join their UCLA Travel Accounting team. Here's a little about UCLA and the position they are seeking to fill:

This is an exciting time at UCLA as they prepare to implement a new financial system across University. This Lead Auditor position is one of a number of critical roles that will be instrumental in providing key accounting support, allowing the existing team to support the development, testing and implementation. The innovation, the complexity, the diversity, and the opportunity for impact and learning are endless at UCLA. When you join the University you are expanding your career beyond a team to an economic engine with a world of opportunity.

Here's a little about UCLA and the position they are seeking to fill:

As one of Southern California’s top five employers, UCLA is the workplace of more than 42,000 people and contributes $12.7 billion to the economy. Innovation at UCLA has produced an active portfolio of almost 3,000 inventions. More than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed here. Under general direction of the Manager, UCLA Travel Accounting:

  • Serve as Lead Auditor of UCLA Travel Accounting.
  • Oversee staff and the processing of all travel and entertainment expense reimbursements generated by UCLA and UC Merced Travelers, issuance and reconciliation of travel advances, reconciliation of relocation payments, and payment of T & E-related vendor invoices.
  • Coordinate month-end and year-end closing with General Accounting.
  • Participate in development of annual budget, strategic planning processes and performing quarterly variance analyses.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff, campus administrators, and team members and to establish rapport and gain the trust of others.
  • Ability to analyze situations and define the problem or objective, identify relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions, and recognize alternatives.
  • Excellent writing skills to prepare written materials that effectively convey information.
  • Knowledge of travel management or other operational software and various computer operating systems sufficient to interpret users' questions, resolve problems and questions over the telephone.
  • Ability to keep abreast of changing University policies and procedures to anticipate and implement procedural, work flow, and system parameter changes.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer and interpreting and using information it reflects to answer questions and resolve problems and to prepare spreadsheets, tables, reports, and correspondence and to use scheduling and calendar software.
  • Excellent speaking skills to present information using appropriate vocabulary and grammar, to individuals of various organizational levels and to groups of various sizes.
  • Ability to obtain and convey information and explain policies and procedures both in person and on the phone to people at various organizational levels using patience and diplomacy.
  • Creativity to assist in preparing training materials, user documentation, and other published materials that evoke reader interest and that convey required information in an engaging way.
  • Skill in working as part of and contributing to a team.
  • Ability to work accurately with numbers, a heavy volume of transactions, and a great amount of detail.
  • Skill in establishing priorities to complete work in a timely manner and to ensure that travel and entertainment reimbursements are paid on a timely basis despite distractions, frequent interruptions, competing requirements, or changes in workload.
  • Skill in using judgment and in making appropriate job decisions following standard office policies and past precedents, and in recognizing urgent situations and taking appropriate action.
  • Demonstrated skill in performing standard travel transactions, including auditing travel and entertainment expenses and reports, calculating per-diem and allowable expense, understanding implications of federal regulations, and correcting errors.
  • Skill in interpreting University policy to perform research, diagnose problems, answer questions, and resolve user and systems issues.
  • Ability to work independently, and follow up with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to read travel documents such as airline tickets and hotel folios.
  • Ability to establish rapport and gain the trust of others.
  • Strong organizational skills to create and maintain logically ordered and easily accessible files and to maintain work area in a neat and orderly state.
  • Ability to defuse situations with dissatisfied customers; ability to explain and educate individuals regarding travel industry practices and policies.
  • Detailed knowledge of ethical standards as applicable to manage staff.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the University's accounting system, intercampus procedures, and travel and entertainment policies and procedures.

This is initially a two-year fixed term position and provides the same benefits as a continuing employee; competitive pay that reflects market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. UCLA offers an exceptional setting for professionals to gain exposure throughout the University and advance their careers accordingly. To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1382078

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at: http://www.tobaccofree.ucla.edu

Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process. For full application instructions and position description, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1382078

Career Level

Two plus years of experience

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