1619986 - The Supplier Payment Difference is Not Posted to the Desired Account

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1619986 - The Supplier Payment Difference is Not Posted to the Desired Account

Symptom

On a supplier account, there is an open item of credit memo for the bank charges. You try to manually clear this supplier credit memo and apply discount to it. After that, you clear this item. When you check the related journal entry, you find out that the payment difference is posted to account XYZ, which is not the desired account, and you have no idea how to change it.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Payables work center, and choose the Suppliers view.
  2. Select the Supplier Accounts subview.
  3. Select the supplier in question, and choose View.
  4. In the Trade Payables tab, select the credit memo XYZ and then choose Clear Manually.
  5. Choose Apply Discount or Credit.
  6. Choose the Payment Diff. Reason, 11 Bank charges.
  7. Choose Clear.
  8. Check the related journal entry, and you can see that the payment difference is posted to account XYZ, which is not the desired account.

Cause

  1.  Go to the Business Configuration work center, and choose the Overview view.
  2.  Search the fine-tune activity Chart of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structure, Account Determination.
  3.  Choose Accounts Payables under Account Determination.
  4.  Choose the Payment Differences tab.
  5.  Here you can see the assigned account for all is XYZ.

    This is why you can see that the difference is posted to account XYZ.

Resolution

In order to post the difference to the desired account ABC, you have to do the followings:

  1.  Go to the Business Configuration work center, and choose the Overview view.
  2.  Search the fine-tune activity Chart of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structure, Account Determination.
  3.  Choose Edit Chart of Accounts.
  4.  Select account ABC, and change the G/L Account Type to DIFFER-Differences.
  5.  Then, choose Accounts Payables under Account Determination.
  6.  Choose the Payment Differences tab.
  7.  Change the account from XYZ to ABC.

    After that, you should be able to post the difference to the desired account ABC.

Keywords

KBA , g/l account type , payment differences , supplier payment difference , SRD-FIN-ACP , Payables , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions