Receipts and Payments

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    Receipts and Payments are entered the same way in the system.  The procedure below is valid for both Receipts and Payments.

    Enter Receipt or Payment 

    1. The Logged In Account (required) is shown at the top and shows the account that CCH AP will use to debit the transaction for receipts or credit for payments, i.e. the account to which the system will complete the double entry.
    2. Click in the entry row at the top of the grid above the dividing bar, or press [Enter] if the row is highlighted.
    3. Complete the fields in the row, clicking [Enter] or [Tab] to move from column to column. Note that the Date and Nominal Analysis fields are mandatory. The fields are as follows:


    Field Description
    Date Enter the date, or this can be left blank if you want the date to default to the period end date. You may type the date with or without separators, e.g. you can type 010911 or 01/09/11 or you can use the drop down to select the date from the calendar
    Batch Ref Add a reference number or other relevant information. Entry can be alphanumeric.
    Description Describe of the transaction.
    Nominal Analysis

    Type or select the nominal account that you want to post the entry to. Note that you can type the nominal account code, or type part of the description of the account to drop down a filtered list of accounts containing the string entered in the account name. Once the list appears, you can carry on typing to refine the filter, use the up and down arrow keys to select a code and press [Enter] or select an account by pointing to it and clicking the left mouse button.

    If the account to which you wish to post the item is not in the chart, you may create a new account by pressing [F10]. See below.

    Amount Enter the monetary value.


    1. To save the transaction press [Enter] or [TAB] off the last field on the grid.

    The transaction will be committed to the database and will appear in the grid below the entry line. Posting is in real time so the Trial Balance totals are updated as each line is committed.


    • Reference, Description, Date. The Ribbon has options to repeat the reference, description or date on subsequent entries which is useful when multiple entries require the same reference, description or date.
    • Debit/Credit. When not selected, there is a single column for the Amount and credits are entered as negative numbers. When this option is selected there are separate columns for Debit and Credit.


    • At any point while entering a new transaction you can press [Ctrl] + [Enter] to commit the transaction.
    • If you have started entering data and wish to abort the entry, press [Esc] twice.
    • When you commit a transaction, a warning message appears when you have not completed all fields required. Correct the error and then save the transaction by pressing [Ctrl] + [Enter]
    • If you have set up multiple reporting periods, the Reporting Periods drop-down is visible when more than one reporting period is in use.