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Approve and Reimburse Reports


Approve

Approving expense reports is quick and simple as we automatically show you possible errors and expense policy violations for each of the expenses on the report. Learn about other report states.

All reports submitted to you will be kept on your reports page for as long as you choose to keep them. This way you’re always one click from all of your expenses in case you need to find something for accounting or tax reasons.

  1. Open the submitted report from the link in your email or directly from your Reports page.
  2. Look over the report to make sure it’s correct. Any errors or suspected problems will be clearly shown as policy violations and report notes at the bottom of the list of expenses.
  3. When everything checks out, approve the report. If there is someone else that has to also approve the report before it’s final, approve and forward it to them, or if you are the person who has the last say on all expenses mark the report with final approveLearn more about setting up an approval workflow.
  4. After the report is given final approval, it can be reimbursed through direct deposit or using Paypal and exported to a variety of file formats.


Reimburse

Approved reports can be reimbursed directly from within Expensify by clicking the reimburse button along the top of the report. Both the person receiving and the person sending the money will need to set up their reimbursement accounts to receive the funds.

Learn more about Paypal or direct deposit (ACH) reimbursement options.

Mark as Reimbursed

If you are reimbursing a report manually, simply click the “reimburse” button and choose the manual reimbursement option. The submitter can then go into the report and confirm that they received the reimbursement by clicking the button “reimbursement received” and the status of the report will change to Reimbursed [confirmed].


Bulk Actions

To save time you can approve or mark multiple reports as reimbursed at once with bulk approve. 
To bulk approve:
  1. Review the reports you’d like to bulk approve to ensure no report violations or mistakes are left outstanding.
  2. On your Reports page, place check marks to the left of any reports in the ‘Processing’ state you’d like to approve.
  3. Click Approve to select approve and forward or final approve. (Pictured below) If there is someone else that has to also approve the report before it’s final, approve and forward it to them, or if you are the person who has the last say on all expenses mark the report with final approve.
  4. Once you’ve read the warning, click yes to approve the selected reports.

To bulk mark as reimbursed:
  1. Review the reports you’d like to bulk approve to ensure that you have in fact reimbursed the reports you’re marking.
  2. On your Reports page, place check marks to the left of any reports in the ‘Approved’ state you’d like to mark as reimbursed.
  3. Click bulk actions… to select mark as reimbursed
  4. Once you’ve read the warning (pictured below), click yes to mark the selected reports as reimbursed.


Take Control of a Report

If you are waiting on someone else to approve or reimburse a report, but that person is unavailable, the policy admin or owner can click “take control” so that they can approve or reimburse the report. This can be done for any submitted report, and can only be done by a policy admin.