Work with accounts payable in Dynamics 365 Finance

Intermediate
Business User
Functional Consultant
Dynamics 365
Finance

Accounts payable are a liability due to a creditor when you order goods or services without paying in cash up front, which means that you buy goods on credit. Learn how to configure accounts payable in Dynamics 365 Finance, record vendor invoices, and distribute expenses, tax, and charges across accounts.

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of finance and accounting processes.
  • A general understanding of purchase order invoicing.
  • The ability to use Finance for basic processing

Modules in this learning path

Important

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now being licensed as Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

You can enter vendor invoices manually or receive them electronically. In this module you will learn how to configure the Accounts payable module in Dynamics 365 Finance to empower accounts payable staff to perform their daily activities.

Important

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now being licensed as Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

Purchasing goods for resale or as materials for manufacturing or services is a large responsibility. Tracking those purchases and paying the vendors that supply the goods is just as challenging. Organizations must monitor accounts payable closely and implement procedures so management can easily obtain the financial information that they need to have to stay informed about changes in the costs of goods. To give an accurate view of the financial condition of the business, all expenses that affect net profit are included in accounts payable.

Important

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now being licensed as Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

Accounting distributions are used to define how an amount will be accounted for, such as how the expense, tax, or charges will be accounted for on a vendor invoice. Every amount that must be accounted for when the vendor invoice is journalized will have one or more accounting distributions.