GnuCash has an integrated accounts payable system. The transactions generated by the A/P system are placed within the Accounts Payable account,
as a record of what occurs. Generally you do not directly work with this account but use the four integrated
GnuCash A/P application components.
The A/P components are available from the → sub-menu. These A/P components are:
Vendors are people or companies from which you buy products or services on credit.
Bills represent the physical bills vendors send to request payment from you. A bill contains an itemized list of things you purchased.
Jobs (optional) is where you register Vendor Jobs. Jobs are mechanism by which you can group multiple bills from a particular vendor.
Process Payments is where you register payments to a vendor to whom you owe money.
The following sections introduce the individual Accounts Payable application components.