My company incurs a relatively large IT hosting cost every month. I provided my personal credit card to pay it when I joined because otherwise our service would have stopped.
The company does reimburse me, but I have to set aside funds every month on which I could be earning interest. They are also slow to reimburse me and require me to send various evidence that is time consuming to provide. The company is very large so I'm not worried about not getting the money back - it's just very annoying to have a large credit card bill every month. Eventually I might not be able to cover it, even.
I have no issue paying for things like travel expenses, but there is no reason why this expense has to be paid with my card. I approached various departments in my company, but I guess it's not important enough for anyone.
I'm specifically looking for advice from legal perspective - are there any rules in Germany that says employees can't be asked to pre-pay general company expense, or over a certain amount etc? I'm thinking if I can make it a compliance issue I can eventually get somebody's help.