To ensure that only valid and authorized payable are recorded and paid, that accounting procedures are implemented to ensure the accuracy of amounts, coding of General Ledger accounts and the appropriate timing of payments.
“…Non-merchandise expenditures like utilities, rent, taxes, repairs, professional fees, etc. are generally not recorded through the purchase order/receiving routine. However, there may be other documentation, like contracts and other agreements…”
– DOCUMENTING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
– RECORDING MERCHANDISE/NON-MERCHANDISE PAYABLE
– PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE