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LisaMT's avatar
Contributing User
3 months ago

Contra between Supplier & Customer

Have a Supplier who is now also a Customer.

How in Advanced do I offset the payment received from the Supplier with the open Customer invoice?

I have a contra general ledger account setup and we use one bank account only.  


Thanks in advance

4 Replies

  • Will_H's avatar
    MYOB Moderator

    Hi LisaMT ,

    I believe you shouldn't need a contra account if you're using MYOB Advanced Business.



    Both Suppliers & Customers are keyed off Business Accounts, you should be able to use the Business Accounts form CR303000 to extend an account to being both a customer and a vendor.


    This might mean you need to do something to delete/merge your existing account.

    Full help should be in product, I've pulled this infromation from the basic Acumatica documentation here:


    Sorry I don't personally know much about the process for merging accounts in Advanced, that's never been an area I've gotten a lot of experience with.  Hopefully the above helps get your started though.

    • LisaMT's avatar
      Contributing User

      Thanks Wil,


      I got the setup sorted after going through your details.

      Now I need to work out the banking side - supplier has reduced their bill (AP) by the amount they owe (AR).

      Thanks for your help.

      • Will_H's avatar
        MYOB Moderator

        Hi LisaMT ,

        Ah, ok here's the part where we end up with an effective contra account I think.


        This discussion over at: Acumatica Community Forum - How do I apply a Vendor bill to a Customer invoice? 


        Acumatica support (underlying technology) listed: 

        Here is a workaround you can try, as there is no direct option :

        • Create a dummy clearing/ cash account used exclusively to apply AP bill to an AR invoice
        • Create a payment method , enable use on AR and AP module, link it only to above cash account
        • Make a payment for AP bill using above payment method
        • Receive payment using this payment method on AR invoice
        • Net balance on Cash account will be zero ( the dummy clearing account )

        Hope this helps,


        Let me know if that works. though if you need more help it'll probably be support desk/implementer time, unless someone else can swoop in with answers.


        For the community at large:

        • Has anyone else used the above method? 
        • Do you have your own method you use?