(Business Features) How to find unmatched transactions in A/P?

Wm wm+gnc at tarrcity.demon.co.uk
Fri May 15 17:37:55 EDT 2015

Fri, 15 May 2015 19:54:59 
<CAAyPE3Cc3EHo81s7hZmHObgX0ExNuxjgFTc+j+Hjn11HFg1FVA at mail.gmail.com> 
Buddha Buck <blaisepascal at gmail.com>

>Last night I helped the treasurer of a club I'm in find out where a $410
>discrepancy in our Accounts Payable was coming from. There were no unpaid
>bills, yet A/P was showing a balance of $410. It turned out that some
>transactions had been accidentally posted to A/P, not the proper account.
>To find these transactions, we had to go through each credit in the A/P and
>match it with a corresponding debit, until all we had left were
>transactions that didn't correspond to a paid bill. This involved
>generating a transaction report and cut/pasting it into LibreOffice so we
>could more easily mark and manipulate the entries.
>Is there a better way within GnuCash to have done this? Since each entry in
>A/P is presumably tagged with the bill it's associated with, it seems like
>the data is there.

My org apprentice is instructed to check the business accounts against 
the ledger accounts as a matter of course.

Hard to miss that way but I am teaching accounts and you may just be 
instructing a recorder of numbers.


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