Lately, I've done quite a bit of travel for work, which includes expenses for things like flights, hotel rooms, gas, business dinners, conference rooms, etc.
My company uses a travel service and to the extent I can give them enough advance notice they will book, and pre-pay, flights and hotel rooms. But, all other expenses fall to the individual employee and I'm not provided with a company credit card. Additionally, to the extent I'm booking something last minute I have to put it on my own credit card.
I'm not happy about this situation, I don't normally use my credit card except when we book personal travel and then I pay it off immediately. As a result, I don't normally have a credit card bill to pay so it is not part of my normal bill paying routine and I ended up being late on the payment, by one day, this past month and incurred a $20 charge. Moreover, the whole reimbursement, deposit of reimbursement check (since it is delivered as a hard copy check), payment of the credit card bill is time consuming and more so depending on number of reimbursements within a month. I've decided it basically takes a half hour of my time for each reimbursement and being short on time I'm not happy about adding this to my weekend errands.
I don't know what the solutions is for this problem or if there is a solution.