The Purchase Accrual account in the Nominal Ledger reflects the balance of Goods Received from a Purchase Order, for which a Purchase Invoice has not yet been created.
The procedure is as follows: When stock is received via a Purchase Order, the system creates a Nominal Transaction which Debits Stock and Credits Purchase Accruals.
When an Purchase Invoice is created from the Purchase Order, another Nominal Transaction is created which debits Purchase Accrual and credits Creditors Control.
At this stage the Purchase Accrual account will be zero.
You can see which Purchase Orders have been received but not invoiced by running the Outstanding Purchase Orders report in the Purchase order module, and choosing the correct report options.
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