No. Once a customer is chosen in the
Paid by field, the customer subaccount of Accounts receivable cannot be changed.
You can still do that. And the
Fixed total checkbox will help, by making sure the total of all the individual lines equals the amount received.
Let me be clear. You cannot do this, because you would be debiting Accounts receivable twice for each service, with no way to clear the receivables. This would distort both your balance sheet and profit and loss statement.
No, for reason explained above.
I don’t follow your thinking here. If you send a sales invoice to someone you don’t expect to pay up because of an outside benefactor, you need to inform them of that fact.
The only way to do that is by setting up special accounts. There is a Guide that covers this situation. But it would mean quite a bit of work for limited benefit. And what would be your purpose for holding onto the end-users’ funds? In effect, you are holding those monies in escrow, so you could not use them. It would be cleaner to refund their money until the situation changes in the future.
That’s life in the accounting department. Chalk this up to the overhead you must expend to get the business. After all, there is a good chance you would not gain the business if the end users were not aware the benefactor will be paying for it. We often jump through accounting hoops in order to get paid. (I have had customers who demanded submittal of invoices through an online portal. Of course, that meant I had to complete a sales invoice twice: once for my accounting records and once for theirs. It was a small burden to shoulder for a lucrative stream of business.)
To be clear, I never suggested or recommended this approach. I merely explained options. Personally, I would favor the approach of treating service recipients as customers, forwarding a non-Manager summary of monthly charges (and possibly copies of end-user sales invoices) to the benefactor each month. Treat the benefactor as an Other. This has the advantage that, if the benefactor ever quits the deal, you don’t need to change procedures. You will just receive money directly from the end users as before.
This concern is too far down in the weeds. Resolve your accounting flow first. Honestly, if you have to mail documents in a standard envelope, is that such a big deal? Of course, if you follow my actual recommendation, it won’t be an issue at all.
That is not true. They have been moved under Obsolete Features, but still function. (And they are themes, not templates.
Again, you are worried about the shortest pole in the tent. If you are really worried about delay, why aren’t you emailing these documents?