Trade Creditors

What are Trade Creditors?

Trade Creditors are amounts which are owed by you to your suppliers, they are sometimes referred to as Accounts Payable or simply Creditors.

If your supplier allows you credit and invoices you for a product or service and you make payment at a later date 30 days 60 days etc, then while you owe the supplier the money they are classified as a creditor of your business.

Trade Creditors are recorded in the balance sheet of the business under the heading Current Liabilities, that means they are payable within a year.

For further information on a Trade Creditors see the Wikipedia definition.

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Last modified May 30th, 2018 by Michael Brown

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Chartered accountant Michael Brown is the founder and CEO of Double Entry Bookkeeping. He has worked as an accountant and consultant for more than 25 years in all types of industries. He has been the CFO or controller of both small and medium sized companies and has run small businesses of his own. He has been a manager and an auditor with Deloitte, a big 4 accountancy firm, and holds a BSc from Loughborough University.

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