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Since 2011, Expensify’s unique and autonomous work culture has made our company a model for remote work. Our commitment to providing employees with the freedom to manage their own schedules and workloads has resulted in a reputation for innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

At the core of Expensify’s success is a deep commitment to trusting our employees, which replaces traditional management structures that result in micromanagement and strict oversight. Employees are empowered to work when and where they choose, as long as they follow the company’s “Two Rules”: Get Shit Done & Don’t Ruin it for Everyone Else.  These two rules are built on Expensify core qualities: Talent, Ambition, & Humility, and are identified as the most crucial for the Expensify team to cultivate to ensure its long-term success. 

To foster cross-team collaboration and creativity, we also emphasize open communication and collaboration by being as transparent as possible. Daily chatter is streamlined through Slack and Expensify Chat – unless the room contains material, non-public information (which we’re required to be aware of as a public company), Slack rooms are open to anyone interested in the topic. It’s not uncommon to find marketers in engineering rooms, or people working on product chatting in the strategy or customer success rooms. Project management and collaboration tools like GitHub and Google Suite are used to encourage productivity by ensuring that everyone is on the same platform, using the same tools, which reduces the amount of back and forth or “translation” needed between team functions.

The lack of traditional job titles and hierarchies is another key feature of Expensify’s autonomous work culture. Instead of specific, compartmentalized roles, our team is encouraged to take on projects they feel passionate about, regardless of what they were hired for, creating a culture of generalists that allows anyone to pursue and find an unexpected outcome that makes our product and messaging better. . 

While the culture of autonomy and trust has a core tenet of our culture at Expensify, we also recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. That’s why we offer unlimited vacation time, paid sabbaticals, and wellness programs,  One of our most unique perks that we’re starting to see more and more companies try, is what we call Offshore, where we spend a few weeks working together and living like locals, and bring along our families for the ride (if they want to come!). As a team, part of the adventure is finding a new spot to work from, whether it’s a tea house, hotel rooftop, or video game bar. As long as there’s wifi, we get shit done.

Working together in person on trips like these enhances our online communication while still giving employees the freedom to live wherever and however they prefer. In fact, offshores have worked so well that we’ve also introduced the idea of “minishores”, week-long trips that encourage employees to visit any Expensify office location to work with local peers.

Our emphasis on autonomous work is a testament to the power of trust and empowerment in the workplace. As more companies adopt remote work and flexible schedules, we believe our approach serves as a useful model for the future of work for any company looking to make similar changes to their company’s work culture.
Interested in working for Expensify? Check out our open roles.

Expensify’s new referral program is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. As a community-driven company, we’re always looking for ways to connect with our users, and the referral program is designed to do just that. 

With over 12 million users, Expensify is already a well-known and trusted expense reporting solution. We’ve always been a business that grew through word-of-mouth; people have receipt tracking, they find us and try us out, they submit their expenses to their boss, and their boss reaches out to us to adopt. Now, we want to reward all of you who have been sharing Expensify with your friends, family, and colleagues, by giving you  $250 for each successful referral. 

There’s no limit to how much you can earn, so the more people you refer, the more money you can make. Have 50 friends’ lives you can improve with Expensify? That’s $12,500! If you are lucky enough to have 200 friends, that’s a whopping $50,000! Refer your boss, your accountant, your friends, or your colleagues to Expensify to earn more and more cash. 

At Expensify, we understand that your time is valuable, and that’s why we’ve created an app that simplifies the expense reporting process, saving you time and hassle. By referring your friends and colleagues to Expensify, you’re not only helping them streamline their finances, but you’re also earning a little something for yourself. 

Find your unique joining link on a newsletter from David Barrett, or click Settings > Invite a Friend in your Expensify app and share it with anyone you think could benefit from using Expensify. Email it, WhatsApp it, tweet it, or send it to your friend by carrier pigeon if you have to. You’ll get the cash if your referral starts an annual subscription and completes two successful months of billing. 

Share the program with those who truly want to simplify and streamline their expense reporting and spend management and save themselves a ton of time. 

To learn more about how Expensify can help you with your expense reports and schedule a call with one of our Guides now to get started today! 

What are you waiting for? Invite everyone to Expensify today and get rewarded!

As people from around the world continue to catch wind of Expensify, we’re excited to offer additional features and partnerships to support our international customers. So far we’ve partnered with companies from the US, UK, and Australia, and now we’re headed even further with a new receipt integration with Grab, the leading rideshare company in Southeast Asia.

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New Year, New Us

Shawn Borton —  January 23, 2019 — 1 Comment


Today we’re excited to officially unveil our new logo. We’ve been working hard over the past year preparing for our first ever TV commercial – which will air during Super Bowl LIII – and there’s no better time than now to freshen up our look before we hit the big stage.

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Spend Trends is our analysis of today’s most popular, fastest-growing, and emerging business expense trends. As you can imagine, after 10+ years in the expense management game, we’ve gathered some pretty cool insights into the top trends in business spending. We’re excited to share them with you!

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As we countdown to a new year, don’t forget to update your mileage rate according to the new IRS standard! Beginning January 1, 2019, the business standard mileage rate in the US will be 58 cents per mile, up from 54.5 cents per mile in 2018. Check out for more details.

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Expensify’s Year in Review

James —  December 18, 2018 — Leave a comment


Hopefully you’re settling in for the holiday season with a warm cup of cocoa, a list of Netflix specials, and a toasty fire fueled by burning receipts. In the meantime, we’re here to let you know that 2018 was our best year yet – we’re growing faster than ever, expanding our ExpensifyApproved! program like crazy, and building out new partnerships around the globe.

Here’s an abbreviated recap of our year so you can get back to doing what you love:

  • We announced four updated plans – Track, Submit, Collect, and Control – so pretty much anyone can incorporate Expensify into their daily workflow. We’re talking self-employed hustlers, freelancers, contractors… even employees of companies who don’t currently use Expensify. Try the plan that’s right for you today – for free!
  • Our ExpensifyApproved! Partner Program grew to include 35% of the top 100 U.S. accounting firms and 70% of the top 10 U.K. firms. In tandem, we built out ExpensifyApproved! University as a one-stop training and certification program for any accountant or bookkeeper who wants to master Expensify and pass along the benefits to their clients.
  • We doubled down on product features that make audit and compliance easy for any Expensify admin. Our Reconciliation Dashboard is the go-to tool for realtime visibility across company card transactions and an invaluable feature around month-end close. Concierge DoubleCheck is an ever-present, AI-powered audit and compliance buddy that automatically flags duplicate receipts, risky expenses, and more.
  • Partnerships-wise, we were named NetSuite’s Innovation Partner of the Year and teamed up with corporate travel management startup TripActions, HR platform Gusto, and VAT recovery providers Global VaTax and Taxback International for streamlined integrations.

Want to hear more about what we’ve been up to in 2018? Check out the full press release here and join the Community for in-depth discussions on everything Expensify!

Hey there, I have some news to share that I think you’re going to like (and if not you, then definitely someone you know).  In short: Expensify has just launched new plans for individuals at only $5 per month! As crazy as it sounds, this is by far our most commonly requested feature, but it has taken us 10 years to get around to it. Continue Reading…

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Class is in session!

ExpensifyApproved! University is Expensify’s new training and certification program for accountants who want to master Expensify and pass along the benefits to their clients.

The curriculum contains six courses that dive into topics such as Expensify terminology, critical product features, client management best practices, corporate card functionality, and more. We’ve pulled together all of our tips and tricks in one place to give you insights from both the accountant and client perspective – so you can get the most out of your Expensify experience.

After you graduate from ExpensifyApproved! University, you join the world’s top accounting firms in our industry-leading ExpensifyApproved! Partner Program. The program offers exclusive discounts on Expensify usage, expedited support, marketing opportunities, and the chance to rub elbows with accounting industry elite at once-in-a-lifetime networking events such as ExpensiCon.

Enroll in ExpensifyApproved! University today!



It’s now easier than ever for your company to get a value-added tax (VAT) refund on international expenses. Just connect Expensify to Global VaTax or Taxback International and your expenses flow automatically across for VAT analysis, submission, and recovery. Even better, depending on the country and type of VAT, your company could be eligible for a VAT refund on expenses going back as far as 5 years!

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