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+
+<book version="5.0" xmlns="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook"
+      xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"
+      xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"
+      xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
+      xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"
+      xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
+      xmlns:db="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook">
+  <info>
+    <title>OFBiz Documentation</title>
+
+    <author>
+      <personname><firstname/><surname/></personname>
+
+      <affiliation>
+        <orgname/>
+      </affiliation>
+    </author>
+
+    <pubdate/>
+  </info>
+
+  <chapter>
+    <title>OFBiz Accounting Introduction</title>
+
+    <para>The Accounting system is organized according to age old and
+    generally accepted principles such as double-entry accounting, a General
+    Ledger with hierarchical accounts, journals and posting of transactions
+    and corresponding entries.</para>
+
+    <para>The structure is primary based on the OMG GL standard and the work
+    that was done on an AR/AP extension of the OMG GL standard. This
+    correlates well with other standards such as ebXML and OAGIS.</para>
+
+    <para>The Accounting entities are structured such that accounts for
+    multiple organizations can be managed. The multiple organizations could be
+    multiple companies, or departments or other organizations within a
+    company. Each Organization can have various GL Accounts associated with it
+    so that it can operate with its own subset of the Master Chart of
+    Accounts.</para>
+
+    <para>Each Organization can also have its own set of Journals for
+    flexibility, even though the use of Journals should be as minimal as
+    possible in favor of allowing the system to automatically create and post
+    transactions based on business events triggered by standard procedures and
+    documents such as purchase and sales orders, invoices, inventory
+    transfers, payments, receipts, and so forth.</para>
+  </chapter>
+
+  <chapter xml:id="accounting_main">
+    <title>Accounting Main</title>
+
+    <screenshot>
+      <mediaobject>
+        <imageobject>
+          <imagedata align="left"
+                     fileref="../accounting_en_images/main.jpg"
+                     scalefit="1" width="100%"/>
+        </imageobject>
+      </mediaobject>
+    </screenshot>
+
+    <para>This is the default tab for the Accounting Manager application. The
+    screen currently shows links that will display more detailed screens
+    related to Agreements, Billing Accounts, Invoices and Payments.</para>
+  </chapter>
+
+  <chapter xml:id="accounting_findInvoices">
+    <title>Invoices</title>
+
+    <para>Sales invoices are generated when customers buy something from your
+    business. You will need to provide a detailed list of the items bought and
+    relevant taxes paid. They are often referred to a 'tax invoices' as they
+    contain information relating to the amount of sales tax (eg VAT / GST)
+    charged on the product or service.</para>
+
+    <para>Purchase invoices are generated by your suppliers when you order
+    something from them. You may send them an order in the form of a Purchase
+    Order. They will then send you the products and an invoice for payment.
+    This invoice is the Purchase Invoice and it will contain details of the
+    items bought plus any taxes.</para>
+
+    <para>Both of these documents are used as proof to various tax authorities
+    (eg Inland Revenue, Customs etc) that the required tax has been charged or
+    collected.</para>
+
+    <para>GENERAL NOTE: The following is an extract from Ian McNulty's
+    documentation work on accounting:</para>
+
+    <para>Invoices are created automatically by the system when certain
+    criteria are met for each item on an order. The criteria will vary
+    depending on the type of product associated with the order item, and the
+    type of order (ie purchase/sales).</para>
+
+    <para>For Sales Orders that include digital goods, an invoice will be
+    created when the order is placed, and that invoice will be for all digital
+    goods in the order. If there are non-digital or physical goods they will
+    go in a separate invoice.</para>
+
+    <para>For Sales Orders that include digital goods, an invoice will be
+    created when the order is placed, and that invoice will be for all digital
+    goods in the order. If there are non-digital or physical goods they will
+    go in a separate invoice.</para>
+
+    <para>For Purchase Orders an invoice will be created from a shipment when
+    the shipment goes into the Received status.</para>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Invoice Roles</title>
+
+      <para>The Invoice Roles screen allows parties with specific roles to be
+      associated with and invoice. If the e-commerce or Sales Order entry
+      route has already been used then the invoice generated will already
+      contain the relevant roles from the various parties.</para>
+
+      <para>For a Sales Order examples of roles will include Bill From
+      Customer, Bill To Customer, End User Customer,Ship To Customer
+      etc.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I add a party role to an invoice?</title>
+
+        <para>Party roles will automatically be added to an invoices that have
+        been generated as a result of E-Commerce order entry or Sales Order
+        entry. They can also be added be added manually.</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Roles' sub menu</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to enter the party to be added to
+            the invoice in the 'Party Id' field</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to enter the party to be added to
+            the invoice in the 'Party Id' field</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Date Time Performed' field blank<note>
+                <para>This field is optional and can be entered if required.
+                This field can be used to indicate the date and time this role
+                was performed by the party for this invoice</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Percentage' field blank<note>
+                <para>This field is optional and can be entered if required.
+                If roles are shared then this field can be used to indicate
+                the assigned percentage for this role</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Submit' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The new role entry will be displayed on the bottom part of
+            the screen <note>
+                <para>If you select a role that is not associated with the
+                party that has been entered an error message will be
+                displayed. To fix it you will need to add the role to the
+                party or choose another party that already has that role
+                associated with it.</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update a party role on an invoice?</title>
+
+        <para>A party role cannot be updated via the current user interface.
+        It can only be removed. If a party role needs to be updated then the
+        entry must be deleted and then re-created.</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I remove a party role from an invoice?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Locate the entry that needs to be removed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Locate the entry that needs to be removed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The entry is now removed from the list of invoice
+            roles</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>New Invoice</title>
+
+      <para>This screen allows the user to create a new Sales or Purchase
+      Invoice. Sales Invoices are created when a customer buys something from
+      you. Purchase Invoices are created when you buy something from a
+      supplier.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I create a new Sales invoice?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Create New' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The New Sales Invoice / New Purchase Invoice screen is
+            displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Using the top part of the screen, leave Invoice type with
+            its default of 'Sales Invoice'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave 'Organization Party Id' with its default of
+            'Company'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to find the 'To Party Id' (eg
+            DemoCustomer)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Create' button in the top part of the
+            screen</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The invoice header has been created and the default header
+            screen will be displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Details on the invoice will need to be entered via the other
+            sub menus (eg Items, Time Entries etc)</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I create a new Purchase invoice?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Create New' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The New Sales Invoice / New Purchase Invoice screen is
+            displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Using the bottom part of the screen, leave Invoice type with
+            its default of 'Purchase Invoice'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave 'Organization Party Id' with its default of
+            'Company'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to find the 'From Party Id' (eg
+            DemoSupplier)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Create' button in the bottom part of the
+            screen</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The invoice header has been created and the default header
+            screen will be displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Details on the invoice will need to be entered via the other
+            sub menus (eg Items, Time Entries etc)</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Invoice Send Per Email</title>
+
+      <para>This is used to send a copy of the invoice details to one or more
+      email addresses. The invoice is included as an attachment and the user
+      can add a simple accompanying email message.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I send a copy of an invoice via email?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Send per Email' sub menu</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The 'Send per Email' default screen will be displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the 'From Email Address'<note>
+                <para>CHECK: Shouldnt this be defaulted from the user
+                login.....????</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'To Email Address' as it is as this will be
+            defaulted using the customer details from the invoice</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>If required enter the 'Copy Email address' for anyone that
+            needs to be copied on the email</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Subject' as the default of 'Please find attached
+            invoice'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Other Currency' box blank<note>
+                <para>CHECK: Investigate what effect this has on the
+                email.....</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a short email message in the 'Email Body'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Submit' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>List Invoice Items</title>
+
+      <para>The Invoice Items screen displays the individual invoice line
+      details and allows the user to update or remove an entry. As each
+      invoice line is created it is allocated a specific sequence (or Item
+      Number) which acts as a unique identifier.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I create a new invoice line item?</title>
+
+        <para>Note that only invoices that have specific statuses can have new
+        line items created. This means that if an invoice has already been
+        paid and processed OFBiz will not allow any amendments to it.</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Items' sub menu for the invoice</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The 'Add a new invoice item' screen will be displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Item No' field blank (as it will be automatically
+            generated)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Invoice Item Type' from the drop down box<note>
+                <para>A typical line using the demo could be 'Invoice Finished
+                Good Item' but ensure that it corresponds with the type of
+                products setup in your catalog</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a description describing what the line item is<note>
+                <para>If you are going to enter a product in the Product Id
+                field from the catalog then leave the 'Description' field
+                blank as it will be used to show the product
+                description</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Override GL Account Id' field blank as it will
+            use the default account based on the Chart of Accounts
+            setup</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Use the lookup or enter a product code in the 'Product Id'
+            field<note>
+                <para>This can be left blank if your invoice line is not
+                related to a product in the catalog</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a number in the 'Quantity' field</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a 'Unit Price' only if the Product Id field is
+            blank<note>
+                <para>If a Product Id has been entered then leave the 'Unit
+                Price' field blank as it will pick up the product price from
+                the catalog</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Inventory Item' field blank</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Product Feature Id' field blank</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'UOM' field blank</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select 'Yes' for the 'Taxable Flag' field</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <note>
+          <para>CHECK: Need to do some tests to see what line item type needs
+          to be used for 'Sales Tax'. I think that it could be 'Invoice Item
+          Sales Tax' since tax is currently calculated at invoice item line
+          level. Also the automatically generated invoices from Order Entry
+          and E-Commerce show taxes at the invoice item line level (think
+          there may be some work going on - see JIRA on to consolidate
+          entries). Need to do some tests using 'Invoice Sales Tax' to see how
+          it works.........</para>
+        </note>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update an invoice line item?</title>
+
+        <para>Not all the fields on the invoice item line can be updated. For
+        example Taxable Flag and Inventory Item cannot be updated. If these
+        fields need to be amended then the invoice item will need to be
+        removed and then re-created.</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Items' sub menu for the invoice</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Any existing line items will be displayed in the 'Items'
+            box</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Amend the details in the line item that needs to be updated
+            (eg Quantity, Invoice Item Type, Product Id, Description, Override
+            GL Account, Unit Price)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button displayed at the end of the line
+            item that has been updated</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I delete an invoice item?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Items' sub menu for the invoice</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Any existing line items will be displayed in the 'Items'
+            box</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Remove' button displayed at the end of the line
+            item that needs to be deleted</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Edit Invoice Time Entries</title>
+
+      <para>The Time Entries screen displays any time logged against the
+      invoice. For example these time entries can be from employee or external
+      supplier timesheets that are tracked within OFBiz. is used to track any
+      individual work or billable hours against an invoice.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I add a new time entry for an invoice?</title>
+
+        <para>There are two options :</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Add time entry to a new invoice and add time entry to an
+            existing invoice.</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Add time entry to a new invoice and add time entry to an
+            existing invoice.</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update a time entry for an invoice?</title>
+
+        <note>
+          <para>To check if this can only be done via timesheets.</para>
+        </note>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I remove a time entry from an invoice?</title>
+
+        <note>
+          <para>To check if this is done via timesheets</para>
+        </note>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Edit Invoice Applications</title>
+
+      <para>The Invoice Applications sub menu is where payments that have been
+      made (or received) can be linked or allocated to an invoice. The phrase
+      'applying' an amount to an invoice is often used to describe this. The
+      screen is divided into 3 main areas as follows.</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Payments Applied (which shows details of the total amount
+          'Applied' and the total amount 'Open'. Note that 'Open' here means
+          outstanding)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Possible Payments to Apply (which shows all the payments that
+          have been sent from the same party id as the invoice - for a sales
+          invoice this would be the customer party id)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Assign Payment to Invoice (which allows you to manually assign
+          a specific payment id to this invoice)</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+
+      <note>
+        <para>General Ledger accounting transactions are generated during the
+        payment application process but unless your GL is setup with Unapplied
+        Cash and Applied Cash accounts - I'm not sure that there will be any
+        true accounting impact. In the Sales Order process the accounting
+        transaction generated the following GL Accounting transaction is
+        generated for 'Payment Applied' o add some text here.</para>
+      </note>
+
+      <para>DR 120000 Accounts Receivable / CR 120000 Accounts Receivable -
+      This transaction doesnt really do anything!</para>
+
+      <para>It is used to link payments to invoices. It is also used to
+      allocate which part of a payment is allocated or applied to a specific
+      invoice. This is extremely useful if your customers pay multiple
+      invoices with a single payment.</para>
+
+      <para>Example:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>A customer could send a single payment of $1000 that can be
+          used to pay for two invoices (eg $400 and $600)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Using this applications sub menu allows you to allocate part
+          of the $400 to one invoice and the balance ($600) to the other
+          invoice</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+
+      <para>By default all 'unapplied' payments that have been entered into
+      OFBiz from the customer will be available for selection even if they
+      have not yet been flagged as formally 'Received'. This means that these
+      are payments that have not already been linked to another invoice. If
+      only part of a payment amount has been linked to an invoice then the
+      remaining amount is left available to be allocated to another invoice.
+      Also note that a single invoice could be paid by multiple payments being
+      applied to it.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I apply a payment (or payments) to an invoice?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Applications' sub menu for the invoice</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>A list of unapplied payments for the party id will be
+            displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>A list of unapplied payments for the party id will be
+            displayed<note>
+                <para>More than one entry may be used. Also only part of a
+                larger amount may be used)The Payments Applied total at the
+                top of the screen will be updated with the amount selected.
+                Also the Amount Open will be reduced by the amount
+                selected.</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>More than one entry may be used. Also only part of a larger
+            amount may be used)The Payments Applied total at the top of the
+            screen will be updated with the amount selected. Also the Amount
+            Open will be reduced by the amount selected.</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>More than one entry may be used. Also only part of a larger
+            amount may be used)The Payments Applied total at the top of the
+            screen will be updated with the amount selected. Also the Amount
+            Open will be reduced by the amount selected.</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update an applied payment for an invoice?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Payments that have been applied to an invoice can be
+            updated. This means that you can change the details of the payment
+            transaction or adjust the amount that was applied to the
+            invoice.</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Applications' sub menu for the invoice</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>A list of payments already applied to the invoice will be
+            displayed in the top part of the screen</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to change the 'Payment Id' if
+            required</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the updated amount in the 'Amount to Apply' field if
+            required</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I remove an applied payment (or payments) from an
+        invoice?</title>
+
+        <note>
+          <para>CHECK: It can be done before transaction has been posted to GL
+          but also need to check if its can be done if the transaction has
+          been posted.</para>
+        </note>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Applications' sub menu for the invoice</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Applications' sub menu for the invoice</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Remove' button next to the payment entry that
+            needs to be removed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The entry will be removed and the top part of the screen
+            will be update the 'Payments Applied' total and 'Amount
+            Open'</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Edit Invoice</title>
+
+      <para>The Invoice Header screen is used to view or update details from
+      the invoice header. Examples of the type of information that can be
+      changed are Due Date, Description, Currency.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update the header details for an Invoice?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Header' sub menu and the header details of the
+            invoice will be displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Update the fields required</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Invoice Overview</title>
+
+      <para>The Invoice Overview screen is used to display the summary of an
+      invoice in a single view. The screen is divided into sections that show
+      various information related to the invoice (eg Roles, Status, Terms,
+      Items, Payments Applied, etc).</para>
+
+      <para>The following options are currently available from this
+      screen:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>The following options are currently available from this
+          screen:</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Copy (Create a copy of the current invoice)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>PDF (View a PDF of the current invoice)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>PDF default currency<note>
+              <para>CHECK: Need to see how this is different from just the PDF
+              view......</para>
+            </note></para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Status to 'Approved' (Change the status of the current invoice
+          to 'Approved)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Status to 'Sent' (Change the status of the current invoice to
+          'Sent')</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Status to 'Ready' (Change the status of the current invoice to
+          'Ready'.<note>
+              <para>This will create the relevant accounting transactions and
+              post them to the general ledger</para>
+            </note></para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Status to 'Cancelled' (Change the status of the current
+          invoice to 'Cancelled')</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Save as Template (NOTE TO CHECK: Save the current invoice
+          format as a template)</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Find Invoices</title>
+
+      <para>The default screen is for the Invoices tab is 'Find Invoices'. It
+      is used to locate existing invoices that have been created automatically
+      by the system or manually by the user. It can also be used to create a
+      new Sales or Purchase Invoice.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I view all invoices?</title>
+
+        <para>Press the 'Search' button to view all invoices</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I locate an existing invoice?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the 'Invoice ID' if known</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a word from the invoice description in the
+            'Description' field if known</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the 'Invoice Type' if known</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the 'From Party Id' if known<note>
+                <para>In most cases for a Sales Invoices this will be Company.
+                For Purchase Invoice it will be the supplier party id</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the 'Billing Account Id' if known</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the invoice status in the 'Status Id' field if
+            known</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the 'To Party Id' if known<note>
+                <para>In most cases for a Purchase Invoice this will be
+                company. For Sales Invoices it will be the customer party
+                id</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Search' button to view all invoices</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>All invoices that meet the search criteria will be
+            displayed.</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update an invoice?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Locate the invoice using the 'Find Invoices' screen</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Using the relevant sub menu make the required
+            changes.</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I delete an invoice?</title>
+
+        <para>Invoices cannot be deleted through the user interface. They can
+        only be cancelled (eg if they have been entered or created by
+        mistake). <note>
+            <para>They can probably be deleted using Entity Data Maintenance
+            in the Webtools menu but this is not recommended for 2
+            reasons:<orderedlist>
+                <listitem>
+                  <para>It may cause data integrity problems.</para>
+                </listitem>
+
+                <listitem>
+                  <para>It may cause data integrity problems.</para>
+                </listitem>
+              </orderedlist></para>
+          </note></para>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+  </chapter>
+
+  <chapter xml:id="accounting_findPayments">
+    <title>Payments</title>
+
+    <para>This feature lets the user locate payments by common
+    criteria.</para>
+  </chapter>
+
+  <chapter xml:id="accounting_FindPaymentGroup">
+    <title>Payment Group</title>
+
+    <para>Find payments by group.</para>
+  </chapter>
+
+  <chapter xml:id="accounting_FindGatewayResponses">
+    <title>Transactions</title>
+
+    <para/>
+  </chapter>
+
+  <chapter xml:id="accounting_FindPaymentGatewayConfig">
+    <title>Payment Gateway Config</title>
+
+    <para/>
+  </chapter>
+
+  <chapter xml:id="accounting_FindBillingAccount">
+    <title>Billing Accounts</title>
+
+    <para>A billing account is a way of allowing customers to consolidate
+    several invoices into an account that is paid off at a later
+    date.Customers can be allocated a credit limit and orders can be taken up
+    to the value of the credit limit without any payment being made.
+    Statements to the customer can then be generated (eg monthly) and payment
+    is made based on the outstanding amount.</para>
+
+    <note>
+      <para>A billing account does not change the flow of the normal Invoice
+      and Payment processes. It simply allows for a more structured
+      organisation of Invoices and Payments.</para>
+    </note>
+
+    <para>Billing Accounts can be used for the following:</para>
+
+    <itemizedlist>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Setting credit limits for customers</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Keeping track of credit available to customer for purchase on
+        account</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Keeping track of payments made in advance <note>
+            <para>Could also use Financial Account for advance payments but
+            need to understand the differences in functionality and
+            process</para>
+          </note></para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Keeping track of a subset of payments and invoices for a
+        specific client, i.e. allowing them to have multiple billing
+        accounts.</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Allow multiple authorised parties to bill against the same
+        account which one party is responsible for paying (e.g. different
+        offices of the same organisation may have one single account with a
+        supplier to make use of order volume discounts)</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Managing and generating customer statements</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Customer specific order tracking</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Accounts Receivable / Debt Management</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Analysis and monitoring customer spending (creditworthiness /
+        discounts / product popularity)</para>
+      </listitem>
+    </itemizedlist>
+
+    <note>
+      <para>A payment that is applied (or matched) to a Billing Account it
+      should still be applied to an invoice. In the case where the payment
+      arrives before the invoice has been generated then once the invoice is
+      generated it should be applied to the payment or payments.</para>
+    </note>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Billing Account Orders</title>
+
+      <para>This sub menu lists the details of any Sales Orders that have been
+      charged to the billing account. A Sales Order is charged to a billing
+      account by selecting the billing account as the Payment Method. <note>
+          <para>The details displayed here in conjunction with the 'Payments'
+          sub menu could also be used to generate a customer statement or
+          account showing details of customer activity during a specified time
+          period.</para>
+        </note></para>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Billing Account Payments</title>
+
+      <para>This sub menu allows the creation of a payment that is
+      automatically applied to the billing account.</para>
+
+      <para>It is used when a payment has been received from a customer that
+      is used to pay off the balance (or part balance) of a billing
+      account.</para>
+
+      <para>An example of how this works is similar to a credit card statement
+      where a list of transactions have been incurred over the previous month
+      and one payment is used to settle the outstanding balance.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I add a payment to a billing account?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Payments' sub menu</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The 'Create Payment' screen is displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to enter the 'From Party Id' (NOTE:
+            By default this will be the Bill To Party of the Billing
+            Account)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Organisation Party Id' from the drop down
+            box</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Payment Type Id' from the drop down box (NOTE:
+            By default this will be set to 'Customer Deposit')</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Payment Method Type' as 'Billing Account' (NOTE
+            TO CHECK: What happens if you do change this....)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the 'Amount' of the payment</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Create' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>The new entry is displayed at the bottom of the screen.<note>
+            <para>The total amount of the payment will be applied to the
+            Billing Account. This can be verified by going to Accounting /
+            Payments menu and locating the newly created payment. The 'Amount
+            to Apply' column will be zero.</para>
+          </note></para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update a payment for a billing account?</title>
+
+        <para>A payment can be updated for a billing account by amending the
+        amount of the payment that has been applied to the billing account.
+        For example if a payment of $100 has been applied to a billing account
+        it can be amended so that only $75 will be applied and $25 will be
+        available to be applied elsewhere.</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Click on the 'Payment Id' of the payment that needs to be
+            removed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The 'Payment Overview' screen is displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button in the 'Payments Applied'
+            box</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The 'Payment Applications' screen is displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Locate the 'Billing Account Id' and 'Amount Applied'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Amend the 'Amount Applied' for the billing account</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button next to the entry that refers to
+            the 'Billing Account Id'</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>A message will be displayed saying that the payment has been
+        removed from the billing account</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I delete a payment from a billing account?</title>
+
+        <para>A payment can be removed from billing account by removing the
+        link that has applied the payment to the billing account.<orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Click on the 'Payment Id' of the payment that needs to be
+              removed</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>The 'Payment Overview' screen is displayed</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Update' button in the 'Payments Applied'
+              box</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>The 'Payment Applications' screen is displayed</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Remove' button next to the entry that refers to
+              the 'Billing Account Id'</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist></para>
+
+        <para>A message will be displayed saying that the payment has been
+        removed from the billing account<note>
+            <para>The above example was done when the payment status was at
+            'Not Paid' - need to test if it still works if the payment status
+            is at 'Received' or 'Confirmed' too.</para>
+          </note></para>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Billing Account Invoices</title>
+
+      <para>The Billing Account Find Invoices screen displays by default a
+      list of invoices that have been charged to the billing account.</para>
+
+      <para>Any invoice displayed here means that its invoice amount has been
+      deducted from the billing account credit limit.For example: If the
+      Billing Account Credit Limit is $100 and the there are 2 invoices
+      displayed with amounts $10 and $25 then the available credit for the
+      billing account will be $75.</para>
+
+      <para>The invoice can be at various statues and there is an option to
+      locate an invoice by status.</para>
+
+      <para>It is also used to apply any payments that have been made into the
+      Billing Account to an invoice. A 'Capture' button is displayed next to
+      each invoice displayed that has an amount outstanding.</para>
+
+      <para>Example:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Two invoices are charged to a Billing Account (Invoice A $10
+          and Invoice B $25)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>A payment of $17 has been paid into the Billing Account</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>If the Capture button is pressed for the invoice A then $10 of
+          the $17 payment will be applied to this invoice and a new payment
+          transaction of $7 will be created and available to apply to a
+          different invoice</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I locate an invoice by status?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Invoices' sub menu</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Use the drop down box to select the 'Status Id' for the
+            invoice required</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Submit' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>A list of invoices with the required status will be
+        displayed</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I capture a payment for an invoice?</title>
+
+        <para><important>
+            <para>In order for this to work a payment needs to have been made
+            to the billing account that has not been completely applied to any
+            other invoices. Payments to a billing account can be done via the
+            'Payments' sub menu for the billing account or by using Accounting
+            / Payments menu.</para>
+          </important></para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Invoices' sub menu</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Locate the invoice required <note>
+                <para>The 'Amount to Apply' is the same as the 'Total'
+                column</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Capture' button <note>
+                <para>The 'Amount to Apply' is different to the 'Total'
+                column</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>The 'Capture' button is no longer displayed next to the invoice
+        and an additional payments transaction will be created for any
+        difference between the invoice total and the amount paid (Eg Invoice
+        Total $100, Payment Amount $125, the new payment transaction amount
+        will be $25)<note>
+            <para>The above example assumes that the payment available will
+            cover the total amount outstanding for the invoice</para>
+          </note></para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title/>
+
+        <para/>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Billing Account Terms</title>
+
+      <para>This sub menu allows terms to be associated with a billing
+      account. Currently these can be the following:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>payment terms (discounted if paid within specified
+          days)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>payment terms (due on a specified day per month)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>payment terms (net days)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>penalty terms (late fee)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>penalty terms (collection agency fee)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>miscellaneous (non returnable sales item)</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+
+      <note>
+        <para>There is an overlap here with the terms that can be specified in
+        an agreement. Would a billing account party also have an agreement for
+        payment terms...? .</para>
+      </note>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I add terms to a billing account?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Terms' sub menu</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select a 'Term Type' from the drop down box (eg. Payment net
+            days)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'UOM' field blank</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a number in the 'Term Value' field (eg. 30 which would
+            mean '30 days' when related to 'Payment net days')</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Save' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>The term is displayed in the top part of the screen</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update terms for a billing account?</title>
+
+        <para>Select the 'Terms' sub menu<orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Edit' button next to the entry that needs to be
+              amended</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>The details are displayed in the 'Edit Billing Account
+              Terms' box</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Update the 'Term Type', 'UOM' or 'Term Value' as
+              required</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Save' button</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist></para>
+
+        <para>The updated term is displayed in the top part of the
+        screen</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I remove terms from a billing account?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Terms' sub menu</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Delete' button next to the entry that needs to be
+            removed</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Billing Account Roles</title>
+
+      <para>This sub menu allows parties with specific roles to be associated
+      with to a Billing Account. Roles allows you to specify a party
+      role.</para>
+
+      <para>It is used to specify which party should be billed for the billing
+      account. It can be used as follows:<itemizedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Simple billing account for a single party</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>More complex billing account where multiple parties (eg
+            company subsidiaries) charge invoices to the billing account but a
+            different party (eg head office) will pay the account</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </itemizedlist></para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I add a party role to a billing account?</title>
+
+        <para>Select the 'Roles' sub menu</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to select the 'Party Id'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Role Type Id' from the drop down box (eg Bill To
+            Customer)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'From Date' blank (NOTE: If left blank it will
+            default to the current date and time)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Thru Date' blank</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Add' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>The new party role is displayed at the bottom of the
+        screen</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update a party role for a billing account?</title>
+
+        <para>The only field that can be updated for a party role is the 'Thru
+        Date'. If any other details need to be amended then the entry will
+        need to be deleted and then recreated.</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Roles' sub menu</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Locate the entry that needs to be amended</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to enter the 'Thru Date'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button for the entry</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I delete a party role from a billing account?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Locate the entry that needs to be deleted</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Delete' button next to the entry</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The entry will be removed from the bottom of the
+            screen</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Edit Billing Account</title>
+
+      <para>The 'Account' sub menu is used to enter the basic details required
+      for setting up a new billing account or editing an existing one.</para>
+
+      <para>It can be used to create or update the following details for a
+      Billing Account:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Billing Account Identification</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Party to be Billed</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Billing Account Limit (NOTE: This is how much credit the
+          customer will be given eg $5000)</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Currency to be used for Billing Account</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Start and End Dates</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+
+      <note>
+        <para>There are currently two ways to add a party to a billing
+        account.</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a party id in the 'Party Billed To' field</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Use the 'Roles' sub menu to add a party id with the role of
+            'Bill To Customer'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>If using the first method then when you press the update
+            button this removes the party id from this field and automatically
+            creates the party under the Roles sub menu with the role of 'Bill
+            To Customer'</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </note>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I create a new Billing Account?</title>
+
+        <para>Example: To create a new Billing Account</para>
+
+        <note>
+          <para>Check if the party doesnt have the role 'Bill To Customer' is
+          it automatically added when the billing account is created or will
+          the creation fail?..</para>
+        </note>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'New' button and the 'Edit Billing Account' screen
+            is displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a code or number for the 'Billing Account Id'<note>
+                <para>If this is left blank a number will be automatically
+                generated</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a number for the 'Billing Account Limit' (eg
+            5000)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Account Currency UOM Id' as it is <note>
+                <para>This should be the default currency for
+                Company...</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a description that can be used to identify the Billing
+            Account (eg Joe Bloggs Builders Billing Account)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Contact Mech' field as it is<note>
+                <para>This field cannot be filled in until either the 'Party
+                Billed To' has been filled in or a party with the role of
+                'Bill To Customer' has been added under the 'Roles' sub
+                menu.</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the Billing Account start date in the 'From Date'
+            field. <note>
+                <para>If left blank then this will default to the current date
+                and time. NOTE TO CHECK: Can this date be in the
+                future.....?</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Thru date' field blank</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter or use the lookup to select the 'Party Billed
+            To'</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>After the 'Update' button has been pressed then the 'Contact
+        Mech Id' field will either be automatically filled in or will allow
+        you to select a contact mech from a drop down list</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update an existing Billing Account?</title>
+
+        <para>Billing Account details can be updated. A key field that may
+        need to be updated is the actual Billing Account Limit if a customer
+        reduces or improves their credit rating</para>
+
+        <para>Example: To Update a Billing Account</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Click on the 'Billing Account Id' of the Billing Account to
+            updated</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The 'Edit Billing Account' screen is displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the changes required</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I delete a Billing Account?</title>
+
+        <para>Billing Accounts cannot be deleted. They can only be expired.
+        This means that they will no longer be able to be used to associate
+        invoices or payments against.</para>
+
+        <para>Example: To Expire a Billing Account</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Click on the 'Billing Account Id' of the Billing Account to
+            be expired</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The 'Edit Billing Account' screen is displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter the current date in the 'Thru date' field</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Find Billing Account</title>
+
+      <para>The default screen is for the Billing Account tab is 'Find Billing
+      Account'. It is used to locate existing billing accounts that have been
+      created.</para>
+
+      <para>The user has the option to select an existing billing account or
+      create a new one by clicking on the 'New' button.</para>
+    </sect1>
+  </chapter>
+
+  <chapter xml:id="accounting_FinAccountMain">
+    <title>Financial Account</title>
+
+    <para>A financial account is a tool (similar to bank account statement)
+    that is used for monitoring monetary transactions. Normally they will be
+    linked to a party and the various transactions details (eg payments or
+    receipts) will be shown as entries.</para>
+
+    <para>The entries for a financial account can be displayed using the
+    'Financial Account' tab in Accounting or in Party Manager if you enter a
+    party as the owner of the financial account.</para>
+
+    <para>Currently in OFBiz financial accounts can have the following
+    types:</para>
+
+    <itemizedlist>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Bank Account (by default this type will post to 213500 CUSTOMER
+        DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS)</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Deposit Account (by default this type will post to 213500
+        CUSTOMER DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS)</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Gift Certificate (by default this type will post to 213200 GIFT
+        CERTIFICATES UNREDEEMED)</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Investment Account (by default this type will post to 213500
+        CUSTOMER DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS)</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Replenish Account (no default posting account in demo data
+        setup)</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Service Credit Account (no default posting account in demo data
+        setup)</para>
+      </listitem>
+    </itemizedlist>
+
+    <note>
+      <para>:</para>
+
+      <orderedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>In GL Account Defaults there is a specific tab 'FinAccount
+          Type Gl Account' for specifying which type of Financial accounts are
+          posted to which general ledger account.</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>In GL Account Defaults there is also a tab 'Payment Method Id
+          / GL Account ID' for specifying the account to post transactions to
+          if 'Financial Account' is selected as the Payment Method instead of
+          (Cash, Cheque, Credit Card, etc). By default the demo setup posts
+          transactions to 111100 GENERAL CHECKING ACCOUNT.</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </orderedlist>
+    </note>
+
+    <para>You can also setup each financial account to post to a specific
+    general ledger account for each party. This is done via a specific field
+    during the creation or update of a financial account. This will override
+    the default setting by type.</para>
+
+    <para>Financial Accounts can be used for the following</para>
+
+    <orderedlist>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Managing and Tracking Customer Prepaid Accounts</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Managing and Tracking Customer Credit Limit <note>
+            <para>Need to verify this</para>
+          </note></para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Managing Electronic Gift Certificates / Gift Vouchers/ Gift
+        Card</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Reload of Electronic Gift Card</para>
+      </listitem>
+
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Company Bank Account Transaction Tracking</para>
+      </listitem>
+    </orderedlist>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Financial Account Main Screen</title>
+
+      <para>The default screen for Financial Accounts displays a list of any
+      bank accounts that have been created. Details listed include the account
+      the following:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>account name</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>organisation the account is linked to</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>account balances (available and actual)</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Find Financial Account Reconciliations</title>
+
+      <para>This screen displays the details of any reconciliations in
+      progress for a financial account. Only reconciliations that have actual
+      transactions associated with them will be displayed. If a reconciliation
+      group has no transactions assigned to it then it will not be
+      displayed.</para>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>View GL Reconciliation</title>
+
+      <para>This screen gives an overview of a reconciliation group / bank
+      reconciliation. Note that a reconciliation must have at least one
+      transaction associated with it for this screen to be displayed. It is
+      used as follows:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>to view transactions associated with a reconciliation group /
+          bank reconciliation</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>to remove transactions from a reconciliation group / bank
+          reconciliation</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>to reconcile the reconciliation group / bank
+          reconciliation</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+
+      <para>The screen displays the current reconciliation details plus
+      details of the previous reconciliation if one exists. This ensures the
+      closing balance of the previous reconciliation is the same as the
+      opening balance for the current one.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I edit reconciliation?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Edit' button in the 'Current Bank
+            Reconciliation'part of the screen</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The 'Edit Financial Account Reconciliations' screen
+            isdisplayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Update the details required</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Update' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I remove a transaction from a bank
+        reconciliation?</title>
+
+        <para>On the lower part of the screen a list of all transactions
+        associated with the reconciliation is displayed.</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Remove' button next to the entry that needs to be
+            removed</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>The transaction is removed</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I reconcile a bank reconciliation?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>A total of all transactions associated with the
+            reconciliation is shown in the lower part of the screen</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Reconcile' button next to the total</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Each transaction status will be changed to 'Approved' and
+            the reconciliation / bank reconciliation status will be changed to
+            'Reconciled'<note>
+                <para>This means that no new transactions can be added to this
+                reconciliation and it will no longer be available to assign
+                transactions to</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Edit Financial Account Reconciliations</title>
+
+      <para>This screen is used to create or update a reconciliation group /
+      bank reconciliation. The following details can be input or updated for
+      the reconciliation:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>GL Reconciliation Name or Identifier</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Description for the reconciliation</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Organisation Party Id for the reconciliation</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Opening Balance for the reconciliation</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Reconciliation date</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Deposit Slips</title>
+
+      <para>This section describes how to create, find, and edit deposit
+      slips.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>New Deposit Slip</title>
+
+        <para>This screen allows the user to create an Payment Group and the
+        transactions associated with the Payment Group will generate a deposit
+        slip. .</para>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I create a New Deposit Slip?</title>
+
+          <orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Find' button to list all the available
+              transactions</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Select the transactions to include in the Payment Group by
+              using the 'Select All' or the check box that corresponds to the
+              transactions required</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Enter a 'Payment Group Name' if required (If none is
+              entered then by default this will be 'Payment Group
+              Name')</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Create Batch' button</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>A button to print the deposit slip will be displayed as
+              well as the edit screen to make any further changes to the
+              Payment Batch</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist>
+        </sect3>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>Find Deposit Slips</title>
+
+        <para>This screen is used to locate payment groups and their
+        associated deposit slips that have been created. Deposit slips are
+        created by grouping transactions together into a Payment Group. This
+        can be done using the 'Accounting / Payment Group' tab, the 'Financial
+        Account / Deposit Withdraw' tab or the 'Create New Deposit Slip'
+        button.</para>
+
+        <para>Currently Deposit Slips are created for AR Batch Payments
+        only.</para>
+
+        <para>The deposit slips are available in PDF format and there is an
+        option to cancel the batch that generated the deposit slip if
+        required.</para>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I locate an existing Deposit Slip?</title>
+
+          <para>Enter some characters from the 'Payment Group Id' or 'Payment
+          Group Name' if known</para>
+
+          <para>Press the 'Search' button</para>
+        </sect3>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I update an existing Deposit Slip?</title>
+
+          <para><orderedlist>
+              <listitem>
+                <para>Locate the Payment Group required</para>
+              </listitem>
+
+              <listitem>
+                <para>Select the Payment Group by clicking on the Payment
+                Group Id</para>
+              </listitem>
+            </orderedlist>The 'Edit Payment Group' screen is displayed Add any
+          new payment deposits or update existing deposits for the Payment
+          Group All changes in the Payment Group will automatically be updated
+          to the Deposit Slip</para>
+        </sect3>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I delete an existing Deposit Slip?</title>
+
+          <para>A deposit slip can not be directly deleted but it is removed
+          when a Payment Group is cancelled Press the 'Cancel' button next to
+          the Payment Group required to cancel a payment group The Payment
+          Group is removed from the 'Find Deposits' screen and no deposit
+          slips can be viewed or printed.</para>
+        </sect3>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>Edit Deposit Slip</title>
+
+        <para>This screen displays the details of a Payment Group and its
+        transactions. The Deposit Slip for the Payment Group can be printed if
+        required and the Payment Group itself can be updated. Details that can
+        be updated include the name of the Payment Group itself and the
+        addition, removal or update of transactions.</para>
+
+        <note>
+          <para>Any changes to the Payment Group will be automatically updated
+          to the Deposit Slip.</para>
+        </note>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I update a Deposit Slip?</title>
+
+          <orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Select the Payment Group required</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Update the 'Payment Group Name' if required</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Use the lookup for 'Payment Id' to add new transactions to
+              the Payment Group if required</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Use the 'Cancel' button next to a particular transaction
+              to remove it from the Payment Group</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Update' or 'Add' buttons as required</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Print Deposit Slip' button</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist>
+
+          <para>The Deposit Slip will be displayed with the latest details of
+          the transactions for the Payment Group</para>
+        </sect3>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Financial Account Deposit / Withdraw</title>
+
+      <para>By default this screen will display all payment transactions both
+      incoming and outgoing that have not already been associated with a
+      financial account that represents one of the company's bank
+      accounts.</para>
+
+      <para>This screen also gives the option to create new deposit or
+      withdrawal payments. The user can select a number of incoming deposit
+      payments (eg Customer Payments etc) and group them together into a
+      payment group (i.e AR Batch of Payments) that will create a 'deposit
+      slip'.</para>
+
+      <para>If you select a number of incoming payments and dont group them
+      then no payment group is created (and therefore not deposit slip either)
+      but the individual transactions will be created for the 'bank account'
+      financial account.</para>
+
+      <para>Note that outgoing payments cannot be grouped together and will
+      not create a 'deposit slip'.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I list Deposit or Withdrawal Payments not linked to a
+        Bank Account?</title>
+
+        <para>Press the 'Find' button on the 'Deposit/Withdraw' screen.</para>
+
+        <para>All deposit and withdrawal transactions not associated with a
+        bank 'financial account' will be displayed.</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I group payments and create a deposit slip?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press 'Find' to list all Deposit or Withdrawal
+            payments</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Use the 'Select All' or click on the check box associated
+            with the transactions required</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a name for the Payment Party Group Name (eg XYZ
+            Deposits) to group the transactions together</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Deposit/Withdraw' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>A deposit will be created that can be viewed under the 'Deposit
+        Slip' tab and grouped transaction will be created under the
+        'Transactions' tab with a link to the deposit slip breakdown</para>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Financial Account Authorizations</title>
+
+      <para>An authorization is a temporary transaction showing a commitment
+      to take money from a financial account. It is like a 'transaction in
+      progress' where there can be delay between when you buy something and
+      the time it actually appears on your statement.</para>
+
+      <para>Authorizations can be time limit specific meaning that they can be
+      controlled by entering a start and end date so that they are only valid
+      for a certain length of time. They can also be expired. When an
+      authorization is expired it removes the commitment from the financial
+      account. The history of expired authorizations are shown on the
+      financial account.</para>
+
+      <note>
+        <para>This could be very useful in ensuring that customers are not
+        overcommitted and keeping within their approved credit limits.</para>
+      </note>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I add an authorization?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter an amount in the 'Amount' field (Eg 1000)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Currency' field blank as the default currency
+            will be used</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Enter a date in the 'Authorisation Date' field</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'From Date' field blank</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Leave the 'Thru Date' field blank</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Add' button<note>
+                <para>When you now view the Financial Account detail the
+                'Actual Balance' and 'Available Balance' fields will be
+                different.</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I update an authorization?</title>
+
+        <para>An authorization cannot be updated. It can only be expired. If
+        you have made a mistake and need to change an authorization then it
+        needs to expired and then re-created correctly.</para>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I delete an authorization?</title>
+
+        <para>Authorizations are not deleted they are instead expired. This
+        means that the history of the authorizations will remain on the
+        account as an audit trail.</para>
+
+        <para>Example: To expire an authorisation</para>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Authorizations' tab for the Financial
+            Account</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Any authorizations will be displayed at the bottom of the
+            screen</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>If the authorization is still current the 'Thru Date' field
+            will be blank<note>
+                <para>CHECK: May not always be true as you can specify a
+                future date for it to expire......!!!</para>
+              </note></para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Select the 'Expire' button next to the authorisation to be
+            expired</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+
+        <para>The authorization is removed from the financial account and the
+        screen is redisplayed with the 'Thru Date' field completed</para>
+      </sect2>
+    </sect1>
+
+    <sect1>
+      <title>Find Financial Account Transactions</title>
+
+      <para>A transaction is an entry that is shown on the financial account.
+      Transactions can be one of the following types:</para>
+
+      <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Deposits</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Withdrawals</para>
+        </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
+          <para>Adjustments</para>
+        </listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+
+      <para>Transactions are used to show entries and the financial history of
+      the financial account. Similar to a bank account or credit card
+      statement the transaction will show details of what was spent or paid
+      into the account.</para>
+
+      <para>Some transaction totals have been added to this screen to help as
+      part of the reconciliation processes. Additional details available
+      include number of transactions, transaction totals and status.</para>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>How do I find transactions for a Financial Account?</title>
+
+        <orderedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Press the 'Search' button</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>A list of transactions for the financial account will be
+            displayed</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </orderedlist>
+      </sect2>
+
+      <sect2>
+        <title>Financial Account Bank Reconciliation</title>
+
+        <para>Bank Reconciliation is a regular task where transactions from
+        the company bank statement are matched against transactions that have
+        occurred in the General Ledger. This is done based on a specific
+        date(NOTE: This can be done daily, weekly but is usually an end of
+        month). A specific GL account is normally used to represent the
+        company bank account and any accounting transaction that involves the
+        bank account will automatically record and entry in the GL</para>
+
+        <para>The bank reconciliation process ensures that the GL account and
+        the bank statement reconcile to the same amounts. Differences can
+        occur between the GL and the bank statement for a variety of valid
+        reasons including the following:</para>
+
+        <itemizedlist>
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Payments or Deposits in process (especially cheques)</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Interest or Bank Charges that are not known in advance but
+            are applied to the bank account</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Currency or Exchange Rate variations / charges</para>
+          </listitem>
+
+          <listitem>
+            <para>Any outstanding</para>
+          </listitem>
+        </itemizedlist>
+
+        <note>
+          <para>The differences will occur because of timing differences of
+          when and how transactions are recorded. Examples are as
+          follows:</para>
+
+          <orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Bank charges are known to the bank first and only once
+              they have applied the charge to the bank account can the company
+              duplicate the transaction in the GL to make the balance
+              reconcile.</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>A customer cheque payment may be recorded in the GL first
+              before it is paid into the bank account</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist>
+        </note>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I create a Bank Reconciliation?</title>
+
+          <para>The bank reconciliation process is made up of 3 steps.</para>
+
+          <orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Creating an account reconciliation group</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Assigning transactions to the reconciliation</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Validating the figures and confirming the
+              reconciliation</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist>
+        </sect3>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I create an account reconciliation group for Bank
+          Reconciliation?</title>
+
+          <orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Go to the Financial Account 'Reconciliation' sub menu for
+              the bank account to be reconciled</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Create New Financial Account Reconciliations'
+              button</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Complete the details (eg name, description, organisation
+              and opening balance) required on the 'Add New Financial Account
+              Reconciliations' screen and press the 'Create' button</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>The new account reconciliation group is created and may be
+              used to assign transactions to</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist>
+        </sect3>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I locate transactions that have not been assigned to a
+          Bank Reconciliation?</title>
+
+          <orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Go to the Financial Account 'Transactions' sub menu of the
+              bank account to be reconciled</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>The 'Find Transactions For Financial Account: XXXX' is
+              displayed</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Use the dropdown box for 'GL Reconciliation Id' field to
+              select 'Not Assigned' and then press the 'Search' button</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>A list of transactions (deposits, withdrawals or
+              adjustments) that have not been reconciled will be displayed
+              (NOTE: If no transactions are displayed then there are no
+              transactions to reconcile)</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Click on the 'check box' at the end of the transaction
+              line that corresponds to the entry that needs to be assigned
+              (NOTE:More than one transaction can be selected at a
+              time)</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Above the 'check box' is the 'Assign to Reconciliation'
+              button and to the left of this is a dropdown box to select the
+              reconciliation that the transaction is to be assigned to.</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Using the drop down box select the reconciliation required
+              and press the 'Assign to Reconciliation' button</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>The transaction is removed from the 'Not Assigned' status
+              and added to the specified reconciliation group</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist>
+        </sect3>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I validate and confirm the Bank
+          Reconciliation?</title>
+
+          <para>Validation can be done for individual transactions or for the
+          complete account reconciliation group. The user controls this by the
+          search criteria entered on this screen.</para>
+
+          <orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Go to the 'Transactions' sub menu for the bank account and
+              press the 'Bank Reconciliation' button</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Select the 'GL Reconciliation Id' that is to be
+              reconciled</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Click on the 'Select All' check box on the right hand side
+              of the screen. (NOTE: All transactions in this group will be
+              reconciled)</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Press the 'Reconcile' button above the 'Select All' check
+              box</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </orderedlist>
+        </sect3>
+
+        <sect3>
+          <title>How do I view a Bank Reconciliation?</title>
+
+          <para>Once all the transactions in a reconciliation group have been
+          reconciled then the status of the group is changed to 'Reconciled'.
+          This means that no new transactions can be added to the is group and
+          the reconciled balance is fixed.</para>
+
+          <orderedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Go to the 'Reconciliation' sub menu for the bank
+              account</para>
+            </listitem>
+
+            <listitem>
+              <para>A list of all the bank reconciliation groups are displayed
+              with details of the status (eg Created or Reconciled)</para>

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