Problems with Accounts Payable
warlord at MIT.EDU
Sat Feb 18 14:19:39 EST 2006
Quoting Laurent Duperval <lduperval at videotron.ca>:
> 10 minute round-trip reply. Dude!
You caught me at a good time.
>> First, what version of gnucash?
>> More inline...
Ahh! *needs to look at the changelog*..
>> Perhaps this is a rounding problem? What are the dates you have
>> set up on the report?
> Yes, it's a rounding issue. The problem seems to be in bills where I
> mark bills as having taxes included. But since it's only $0.11, it's
> not a big deal.
This is a result of the reports computing values differently than the
Invoice Post mechanism.
>>> However, when I do a Balance Sheet or Account Summary for last
>>> year, it says that my liabilities are way more than that.
> Yeah, that's what I said. My accountant is a litle more worried...
> I took a look at the AP account to see if anything was amiss. Most
> transactions have a P or I type. However some have ? and they
> correspond to Split Automatic Payment Forward. Could that be a
> problem? How do they appear?
They appear when you post a payment out of order, or overpay. It's
the internal balancing system in the invoice post/process to make sure
that your payments are balanced.
> I also noticed that when I start GC, I get a popup saying I have
> unpaid bills dating to 2004. This is something pretty recent.
> Recently, I had to go back and remove "Accumulate splits" from bills
> I had posted in the past, because they messed up some reports.
THIS could do it! Unposting and then reposting could shift around
the payments. Also, I know there was a bug with the Accumulate Splits
feature. This bug was fixed on 2005-01-23 and should be in 1.8.11,
but posts from before that time could have been affected.
> Do I have to do this for all my invoices? The way I decided to do
> this was to use the transaction report to make sure everything ended
> up with a grand total of 0 at the end of each month. This is what
> currently happens.
> Is there any other way I can do this which might help me uncover this?
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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