Accounting Program


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Jeff Gaines

I am involved in the management of the costs of a building which is split
into 9 flats.
We receive monthly payments from lease-holders and make payments to
suppliers for a range of services like gardening and cleaning and to
utility companies, insurance companies etc.
When an invoice is received we need to split it between the 9 flats
depending on what it is for, i.e. fuel oil has 1 split, electricity
another etc. In all there are about 20 categories with different
proportions applicable.
Is there any accounting program available that would allow the entering of
an invoice and then charge it out to the flats base on its category?
I am writing something at the moment which looks like it does what we need
but I can't help feeling we would be better off with a proper accounting
program.
 
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Ronald Raygun

Jeff said:
I am involved in the management of the costs of a building which is split
into 9 flats.
We receive monthly payments from lease-holders and make payments to
suppliers for a range of services like gardening and cleaning and to
utility companies, insurance companies etc.
When an invoice is received we need to split it between the 9 flats
depending on what it is for, i.e. fuel oil has 1 split, electricity
another etc. In all there are about 20 categories with different
proportions applicable.
Is there any accounting program available that would allow the entering of
an invoice and then charge it out to the flats base on its category?
I am writing something at the moment which looks like it does what we need
but I can't help feeling we would be better off with a proper accounting
program.
Hmm. Define "proper".

Actually, because (reading between the lines) you appear to be one of the
residents and are therefore directly involved, I can't help but feel that
the bespoke solution you're about to produce will be much more suitable than
anything "proper" out there.

At least until you move away and leave your ex-neighbours to fend for
themselves. :)
 
J

Jeff Gaines

Hmm. Define "proper".
Something the 'authorities' would recognise I suppose.
Actually, because (reading between the lines) you appear to be one of the
residents and are therefore directly involved, I can't help but feel that
the bespoke solution you're about to produce will be much more suitable
than
anything "proper" out there.
It is coming together quite well. Certainly to the extent that I have been
able to balance the 'ledger' (I'm not sure what a ledger is but it was the
name I gave to the main entry form) and the bank account for Jan-March
2009. Differences between the original spreadsheets and my app so far have
all been mistakes in the spreadsheet - and one minor issue where a £2,000
payment is shown on the spreadsheets as credited to 2 accounts. I am still
looking for a £14K difference over the rest of the year though.
At least until you move away and leave your ex-neighbours to fend for
themselves. :)
Making a program robust enough for somebody else to use is a whole new
ball game :)
 
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AW

I could write you a robust Microsoft Access program quite economically
(business slack at the moment). See www.rawsys.com

Jeff Gaines said:
I am involved in the management of the costs of a building which is split
into 9 flats.
We receive monthly payments from lease-holders and make payments to
suppliers for a range of services like gardening and cleaning and to
utility companies, insurance companies etc.
When an invoice is received we need to split it between the 9 flats
depending on what it is for, i.e. fuel oil has 1 split, electricity
another etc. In all there are about 20 categories with different
proportions applicable.
Is there any accounting program available that would allow the entering of
an invoice and then charge it out to the flats base on its category?
I am writing something at the moment which looks like it does what we need
but I can't help feeling we would be better off with a proper accounting
program.


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