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What's the per diem at your firm?

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Bill actuals* 🤓


* to not exceed $65 a day

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D1: meal max is $150, per policy. I've seen $90/day, and been called out for being above $200 when someone didn't split a client meal properly and I ended up with my actuals. Easy to fix, but told to stay under $150 or add attendees.

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Our policy is bill actuals, with under $150 per person. My project team runs about $100-$150 per day per person.

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Bill actuals, try not to go crazy too often

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It all depends on what you prefer. All of these firms allow $150 but if you don't spend it, it goes to waste. With ACN, you keep your per diem regardless of spending it or not. Personally, I like it because I end up saving more than I spend per day.

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ACN2 not true. EY is $65 a day - $15 for breakfast and $50 for dinner. I get your point about being able to keep it, but the allowance structure makes you interact with your team more / check out better restaurants.

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Depends on city and client. Per diem only for gov (fed) clients. All other projects have allowances. And how strict they are depends on the project controller. Usually you can get away with a bit more than officially allowed at the start of the project.

Bcg1 please elaborate

Wow I thought we had a good policy but clearly not 😡

I still don't understand how people make money off our per diem. If I want to eat anything but fast food for three meals, I used more than the measly $41 we get per day. It's absolutely ludicrous. Also - at my last project, I was told Accenture charges the client $76 per day for our per diems, and we only get $41.

A3 I hope that's not true because that would be total bullshit on Management's part. I'm in Philly, and my per diem is 45 per day. I thought that was adequate, but, now that I think about it, that only suffices if you eat fast food for at least one of the three meals. Kinda shitty, but hey, I'll take what I can get I guess

When Accenture charges per diem to the client, that includes car rental/taxi

No it doesn't, A2 - that gets charged separately on a Time and Expenses project.

Well damn my PMO lied to me 😤

@Accenture What happens if a team member buys you something or does that not happen? Ex. I go to Starbucks and pick up a $5 latte for you, or a team member buys lunch for everyone. How do expenses work? Does he Venmo everyone? Or this scenario just doesn't exist at Accenture? That seems quite complicated.

You get a per diem by meal. So suppose there's a team dinner on Tuesday : you'd get the per diem only for breakfast and lunch. In the scenario you described of someone buying you coffee, they're just being nice and that's coming out of their per diem / own money. If you have a reason to buy dinner for someone else, you expense that meal as an expense, not a per diem, and list the attendees. Your expense reports get reviewed and approved by your manager, so you can't just do that Willy nilly. Plus in that case you'd again not claim the per diem for that meal.

I feel that would change the culture of the project. It's really common now on my projects for someone to offer to pick-up Starbucks in the morning, someone order lunch for the team, bring in snacks for the team room etc. never thought about how different it would be on a per diem. My team does like 3-4x Starbucks coffee runs a day and the 2 PM coffee definitely helps wake people up, it's a snack that we just bill actuals for.

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