Create a Check
Step by Step: Create a Check
1. Click Quick Create then, under Vendors, select Check.
2. Enter the vendor Diego’s Road Warrior Bodyshop. If you enter a vendor name and there is an outstanding bill related to that vendor, a drawer opens on the right-hand side of the page which allows you to add the bill to the check. The accounting effect is to decrease the bank account balance and decrease accounts payable. This feature will help prevent you from writing a check for a bill already entered and posting it to an expense account, thereby double-counting the expense and never clearing the payables.
3. Click Add to add the bill to the check. This changes the transaction type from Check to Bill Payment. (Note the Check #To print changed to Bill Payment #To print in the top left corner of the transaction.) If desired, remove the checkmark in the box next to Print later to assign a manual or already-assigned check number. Click Save and close.
If this check wasn’t intended to pay an outstanding bill, don’t add anything from the drawer, even if there is a bill there, and enter the account or item details in the body of the check.
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Partial example from sample company to the right: