<meta content="noindex,follow,noodp" name="robots"/><meta content="noydir" name="slurp"/><ShortTitle/> <OmnitureReportingTitle/> <SearchSummary/> <NotSearchable>false</NotSearchable> <Body><![CDATA[ <div id="help_header"> <h1>Enter historical accounts payable (A/P) transactions</h1> <div id="help_content"> <p>You may want to print this topic.</p> <p>Enter past accounts payable transactions before any past checking or bank transactions. As you enter your bills and then enter the payment of these bills, QuickBooks updates your bank balance.</p> <p>After you've entered the historical bills and bill payments from your start date to today, the following data will be accurate:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Records of your billed expenses during the period</p> </li> <li> <p>(If you track inventory) Records of quantities and costs of inventory items purchased during the period</p> </li> <li> <p>Vendor balances as of today</p> </li> <li> <p>Records of which historical bills are unpaid</p> </li> </ul> <p><span class="task">To do this task</span></p> <ol> <li> <p>Gather information about your accounts payable (A/P) transactions.</p> <p>You will need the following information:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Copies of bills received between your start date and today</p> </li> <li> <p>Records of bill payments you made during that period</p> </li> </ul> </li> <li> <p><a href="..\..\\Core\Bills\task_bills_enter.html">Enter bills:</a> In the Enter Bills window, enter a copy of each bill received between your start date and today. Be sure to assign amounts to the correct expense accounts or track the quantities and costs of items received.</p> </li> <li> <p><a href="..\..\\Core\Bills\task_bills_credit.html">Enter credits from vendors.</a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="..\..\\Core\Bills\task_bills_pay.html">Enter payments:</a> In the Pay Bills window, record each bill payment you made between your start date and today. Be sure the Payment Date field shows the payment date.</p> </li> <li><p>Correct the check numbers for any checks that you recorded.</p> <p>Display your checking account register. Record the correct number of each check in the <span class="ui">Number</span> field.</p></li> </ol> <p><a href="..\..\\Core\History\task_historical_data.html">Return to entering historical data</a></p> <div id="help_feedback_link"></div> </div> ]]></Body> <InternalInstructions/> <AccessLevel><![CDATA[Public]]></AccessLevel> <DeliveryChannel><![CDATA[Web]]></DeliveryChannel> <InternalNotes/> <HelpItemId/> <UniqueId/> <FileName/> <Keyword/> <Product><![CDATA[---QuickBooks Pro 2012]]></Product> <Product><![CDATA[---QuickBooks Premier 2012]]></Product> <Product><![CDATA[---QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 12.0]]></Product> <Creator/> <EffectiveDate>0</EffectiveDate> </Information> </Informations>