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Re: Cross currency invoices

I have been thinking about this and I am not sure how far you have gotten.

You can define up to three currencies for use in LedgerSMB 1.1 (no
limit in 1.2).  When you enter an invoice you will have the option to
add or change the foreign exchange rate.  this will automatically post
to the fx accounts.

I suppose you may have to make end of year adjustments but I am not
sure.  You will want to check with an accountant at year-end to make

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

On 1/19/07, Ed W <..hidden..> wrote:
OK, so I have only sterling bank accounts, but I have an invoice from a
supplier in USD.  I go to the bank and buy dollars using sterling and
then wire the money to the beneficiary

....Now how to best enter this into the accounts system

I had previously been taking the rate that I got on my USD transaction
and converting the invoice into stering at this rate, but it's awkward
and error prone.  I now want to use the accrual type system and an FX

So I enter in the invoices in USD.  I then use the "payment" function to
pay the invoice in USD, which I believe will leave me with a calculated
GBP amount against my cash account.  Now the remaining bit is how to
post the balancing item into an FX reserve account so that the correct
amount of GBP is shown...?

Can anyone talk me through the best way to do this last step please?


Ed W

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