Unclaimed Business Expense

by Sharon
(Calgary, AB)

Reimbursing Business Expenses Paid With Personal Funds

Reimbursing Business Expenses Paid With Personal Funds

My client paid for a business expense with his personal credit card in Jan 2013 but forgot to expense it.

He has provided the receipt along with an expense report and would like me to reimbursed him now.

Can this transaction be posted with today's date (Jul 2013) and processed as usual or do I post this transaction back to the original purchase date of Jan 2013?

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I post these types of transactions to the earliest "open" date or the date of the expense report. I use the reference field to input the original expense date.

So let's say your books are closed to June 30, 2013. I would date this transaction July 1, 2013. In the reference field, I would put Jan 2013. I'd also write a good note in the memo field including saying the source is from an expense report. IF you have to look the receipt up in the future, it makes it easier for me to find.

The method I use to track and reimburse personal expenses is discussed in my Audit Trail chat.

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Mar 10, 2016
Recording a loan/debt from members
by: Anonymous

One of the association members has been paying out of own pocket, for things belonging to the association. Now he requested a repayment over a period of time. How do I record the initial note payable (debt)?

Mar 10, 2016
Personal Funds Used to Pay Association Expenses
by: Lake

In my opinion, he needs to submit an expense report with ALL receipts attached (both proof of purchase and proof of payment).

I usually setup a credit card type of account to track these expense reports called "Owed to John Smith". Reimbursement on any schedule reduces the amount owing.

I would also ensure that proper procedures are in place where the association member was officially authorized to have made the purchases in the past, in the present and going forward.

I would not be prepared to book or pay out the expense report unless the appropriate signatories from the board approved the expenses and repayment.

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