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When traveling, are you allowed to charge through meals on your personal card then expense back full per diem rate at every B4? Heard some firms require you to put through actuals.

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Of the Big 4, only we get guaranteed per diem


Yeah client can. You can say no but then you get thrown off the project. Personally I prefer actuals!


@kpmg2, you must hate money.


That's what I do. It's also what basically everyone I know at the firm does.

Which firm @SA1

Same as yours.

Yeah, I've heard this is unique to KPMG.

Basically unless your project specified to use actuals just charge through the per diem rate as "remit to employee."

Yup, I do the same thing, interest to hear about other B4

OP: ask your colleagues in KPMG.Its not an FB item.


Yes it is... I want to know about firms OTHER than KPMG @K1

It's only a KPMG thing. I left KPMG for EY and we can only get reimbursed for actual, regardless of if its on corporate or personal card.

@EY1 So you actually have to stay within the govt guidelines? Can you skip breakfast & lunch and put through a $71 dinner? Any other differences you've noticed between EY and KPMG expense policy? I've found KPMG's to be pretty relaxed - my manager will put through just about anything.

No you can't skip all and put 71 in dinner. That's why limit exists per slot. Your manager should get audited. Let me know if I can help :)

At KPMG you can, if you put it through on your personal then expense back per diem @kpmg1

Interesting @KPMG2

Sorry there's no guarantee... Client can request on actuals

Well client isn't gonna get them cause it's not firm policy

OP : I think is just learning the value of client :)

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