GnuCash has an integrated accounts receivable system.
accounts receivable system, you must first set up
Accounts Receivable accounts of type
Assets to accrue income you're owed. It is
within this account that the integrated A/R system will place
transactions, debiting it when you post bills and crediting it
when you receive payments.
Basic A/R Account Hierarchy:
-Tax on Purchases
-Tax on Sales
You need to add additional asset, expense, and income accounts to this hierarchy for it to be useful. The important aspects of this hierarchy are the use of an income account and the Accounts Receivable asset account, with account type set to A/Receivable.
If you deal with customers in more than one currency you will need a separate Accounts Receivable account for each currency.
The transactions generated by the A/R system are recorded within the Accounts
Receivable account. You generally do not work directly with this account.
You generally work with the four integrated
GnuCash A/R application
components available through the → sub-menu. These four components are:
People or companies to whom you sell products or services on credit.
The physical invoice you send to a customer to request payment. This invoice contains an itemized list of things you sold.
Is where you register Customer Jobs. Jobs are a mechanism by which you can group multiple invoices to a particular customer.
Used to register payments you received from a customer.
The following sections introduce the individual components in more detail.