receive payment on the invoice, and deposit to a cash type bank account
use pay bills and use the cash account to make a partial payment
then make an actual payment when ready
You can record this payment using a contra journal entry.
In the instance you have provided, you would need an open invoice on the customer with the £5000 balance, and an open bill on the supplier for £10,000.
You can then enter a journal entry (+ icon, Journal Entry) with the following details:
1) Enter the date
2) On line one, under the account select your 'Debtors' account, enter the amount in the 'Debits' box, and enter the customer under 'Name'
3) On the second line, under account select your 'Creditors' account, enter the amount in the 'Credits' box, and enter the customer under 'Name'
4) Save & close the journal entry
To link the journal enter to the invoice payment, go to the invoice and click 'Recieve Payment' and tick the journal entry under 'Credits'.
To apply to the bill, open the bill and 'Make Payment' then tick the journal entry under 'Credits'.
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