So currently we close off our P&L each month and I'm going to use August as the last month end.
We currently recieve invoices a few weeks after the month end that will be dated for the closed months, 31/08 ect.(serious pet hate of mine just date it the day you send it but we won't get in to that.) These invoices have not been accrued so need to go in to the September P&L and unfortunately Sage doesn't have the option for me to put the date of the invoice and choose the reporting month.
The way we have been getting around this is by journals for example:
Debit - Purchase control account
Credit - purchase tax account
Credit - purchases expense
And then we reverse this journal with a September date to ensure it makes Septembers P&L.
Is there an easier way for us to do this on Sage?