Accounts Receivable Questions

Q:

How much time needs to pass for an A/R account to be considered delinquent?

Answer

After 90 days of the due date

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What is the difference between back end collections and front end collections?

Answer

Back end collections means like commission on sales or commission on providing services.
Front end collections means like sales and providing services

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What is the journal entry process from the time of generating an invoice to receiving payment?

Answer

When an invoice is generated and sent to the client/customer, the JE to be passed is debit customer account and credit revenue/accounts receivable account. When payment is received from customer, then debit bank account and credit the customer account concerned

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Explain what is BRS?

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BRS - Bank Reconciliation Statement


A bank reconciliation statement is a statement prepared by organizations to reconcile the balance of cash at bank in a company's own records with the bank statement on a particular date.


The differences may arise because of the following reasons:


     - Cheques deposited into bank but not yet collected by bank


     - Cheques issued by the organization but not yet presented for payment


     - Cheques directly deposited by customers into the bank


     - Bank charges debited by bank


     - Interest credited or some receipts directly collected by bank based on org. request.


     - Some payments directly made by bank based on the organizations request.


So, the statement shows the reasons as what are the reasons for difference in balance.

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What are the components or materials used by Accounts receivable departments?

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Accounts Receivable department is very important department of the company. The responsbilities of the department is approval of credit limit to the customer study the past history of customer credit sending invoices to the customer updation of the customer credit data factoring contacts with the factoring agents follow up of customers motivating the customers to pay the dues intime and communicating the information to the management. Credit sales data estimation of credit sales for the future period request for funds to finance department whenever they required follow up of customers receivables management.

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