Using the Adjustment Field in Disbursements

The Adjustment field in Disbursements can be used to account for early payments and other discount-taken scenarios. The Adjustment Code (#6 in the screenshot below) allows you to drive the discount to the applicable GL account. (Note: Your system administrator manages the adjustment codes.)

As an example, you might have an outstanding purchase to a vendor for $265.00, with terms of Net 10 2%. You could opt to take advantage of the early payment discount, sending a check for the discounted amount of $259.70. The disbursement entered in aACE would look like the following screenshot:

General Info Section

  1. Amount — The payment that will go to the vendor

Purchases Section

  1. Total — The full amount from the original purchase record
  2. Suggested Balance — aACE's calculation of the amount due
  3. Amount — The amount you are paying toward the purchase's balance
  4. Adjustment — The amount you are applying to the purchase's balance as a discount of some sort (see Adjustment Code below)
  5. Adjustment Code — A dropdown menu that becomes active after an amount is entered in the Adjustment field. This allows you to specify the reason for each adjustment.

Accounting Impact of Adjusting a Disbursement

When you post an adjusted disbursement:

  • The Total will debit the A/P Account.
  • The Amount will credit the Bank Account.
  • The Adjustment will credit the Disbursement Adjustments (Discounts Taken) Account associated with the selected adjustment code.
  • The Total will be applied towards the related purchase's balance. If the purchase is fully paid, it will be automatically closed.