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Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

Hello Community,

 

I’m new to QBO and I’m encountering a problem.  I’m not an accountant or math wiz for that matter so bare with me.

 

I enter a purchase order for 500 items and create a bill to receive them.  They are listed as received (500) and the amount to pay the supplier is correct.  Additionally, I sell the item and invoice my customer.  The invoice has the correct amount of item and the correct amount to bill the customer.

 

I go to my chart of accounts and the Inventory Asset account is showing the amount increasing and decrease incorrectly.   The Purchase received (500) is entering as what paid for them (470) and the invoices are entering as what I would have paid for the items ($18.80 not $20).  They are all deducting  my vendor rate.

 

What did I do wrong?  Please help5A1612DD-1B49-4622-9500-DD5053ACD5F8.jpeg86822048-BE88-423E-AA54-1A2583BFAC70.png

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Best answer January 25, 2020

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QuickBooks Team

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

Hi @deycomin,

 

When you import your vendors via a CSV file, entering a negative opening balance for a vendor will result in a supplier credit. If it's amount you owe, it should be entered as a positive amount in the Opening Balance field.

 

You can mark the vendor in question as inactive so you can import it again, this time with the correct opening balance.

 

Here's how:

  1. Highlight the Expenses tab, then select Vendors.
  2. Search for the vendor in question.
  3. On the right-hand side of the vendor, click the down-arrow menu beside the Create bill link. Choose Make inactive.

Following the same process you did before, import the same vendor with the correct opening balance. 

 

Check out this article to take note of a list of things before importing vendors or customers: Import customer or vendor contacts from Outlook, Excel or Gmail.

 

Place your questions in the comments below, in case you have anything else. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

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Level 15

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

I am going to assume that this is about inventory type items, check that the item accounts are correct
Inventory and assembly items have three accounts
expense = COGS
income = your sales income account
asset = inventory asset

And that on the purchase you used the item details part of the bill (not the account part), selected the item, entered the qty of 500 and the total cost of 470

Is all that true?

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Level 3

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

5A1612DD-1B49-4622-9500-DD5053ACD5F8.jpeg

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Level 3

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

I’m trying to attach a shot of the P/O. Yes that is true.  See a photo of the bill.

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Level 3

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

Hi Rustler,

 

Any suggestions?

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Level 3

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

Hi Rustler,

 

Really could use the help.

 

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QuickBooks Team

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

Let me get into your conversation and provide you an overview, @deycomin.

 

Your screenshots helped a lot. The Inventory Asset decreases when a customer buys goods from you to arrive at the cost of goods sold (COGS) sold ($18.80 not $20), while it increases the Inventory asset when you purchase an amount (470 not 500) from a vendor.

 

The Inventory Asset focuses on the COGS. That's why the price appears there is the actual cost but not the sales price. Every time a customer buys goods from your inventory will decrease your inventory asset.

 

You can check and customize the Sales by Product/Service Detail report to run a specific sales report.

You can refer to this site to look for video article and specific topics you might need in the future: Manage inventory.

Please feel free to leave a message if you need help. I'm always here to guide you. Take care!

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Level 3

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

Thanks Jovychris

 

I have another question for you. I imported all of my invoices, products, etc using an excel file.  There was amount owing to a vendor of $564.  After the import it is showing as a Supplier Credit and is in the Ask My Accountant account.

 

How can I fix this?

 

Tried attaching a screen shot but getting an error

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QuickBooks Team

Invoices and Purchase Orders are not decreasing or increasing my inventory as it should

Hi @deycomin,

 

When you import your vendors via a CSV file, entering a negative opening balance for a vendor will result in a supplier credit. If it's amount you owe, it should be entered as a positive amount in the Opening Balance field.

 

You can mark the vendor in question as inactive so you can import it again, this time with the correct opening balance.

 

Here's how:

  1. Highlight the Expenses tab, then select Vendors.
  2. Search for the vendor in question.
  3. On the right-hand side of the vendor, click the down-arrow menu beside the Create bill link. Choose Make inactive.

Following the same process you did before, import the same vendor with the correct opening balance. 

 

Check out this article to take note of a list of things before importing vendors or customers: Import customer or vendor contacts from Outlook, Excel or Gmail.

 

Place your questions in the comments below, in case you have anything else. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

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