Supplier Statement Reconciliation

A supplier reconciliation sometimes referred to a vendor reconciliation is used to ensure that all supplier invoices, credit notes, and payments have been recorded correctly in the accounts payable ledger.

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Accounts Payable Control Account

The accounts payable control account is an account in the general ledger which maintains summary postings relating to accounts payables. The account, which is sometimes referred to as the purchases ledger control account, is used to allow the detail of supplier transactions to be kept in a separate subsidiary personal account ledger which is not part of the double entry bookkeeping system.

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Accounts Receivable Control Account

The accounts receivable control account is an account in the general ledger which maintains summary postings relating to accounts receivables. The account, which is sometimes referred to as the sales ledger control account, is used to allow the detail of customer transactions to be kept in a separate subsidiary personal account ledger which is not part of the double entry bookkeeping system.

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Contra Expense Account

Contra means against. In bookkeeping terms, a contra expense account refers to an account which is offset against an expense account.

As an expense account is normally a debit balance, a contra expense account will normally be a credit balance. When the two balances are offset against each other they show the net balance of both accounts.

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Carriage Inwards and Carriage Outwards

Carriage inward and carriage outward, sometimes referred to as freight inwards and freight outwards, are transportation costs incurred by a business. Freight inwards relates to costs incurred in having goods delivered to the business from suppliers, whereas freight outwards refers to the costs of delivering goods to customers.

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