When an employee is facing a long line of customers, it’s easy to forget to apply a payment in the New Payment window. Previously, iClassPro did not have a way of tracking what happened to a payment over time—it would simply display the current status of the payment on the report. So if a payment sat around unapplied for a day or two, you would have no way of knowing after the fact.
But now, iClassPro’s ledger system has been re-vamped to track every payment and every change that happens to each payment over time. This is helpful if customers come back to your staff with questions later.
Applied & Un-applied Payments:
Observe the entries recorded for each of the families in the following reports to understand how payments in each of the scenarios are being tracked over time.
DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS
|Scenario 1:||On 10/16/2015, a payment is recorded and applied to a charge immediately from the New Payment window.|
|Scenario 2:||On 10/16/2015, a payment is recorded and left un-applied, then applied to a charge later in the same day.|
On 10/16/2015, a payment is recorded and accidentally applied to the wrong charge.
Then it is immediately un-applied and re-applied it to the correct charge on the family ledger.
|Scenario 4:||A payment is recorded on 10/16/2015, then not applied to a charge until three days later (10/19/2015).|
A payment is recorded and applied on 10/16/2015 to an incorrect charge.
Then it is un-applied and re-applied to a new charge three days later (10/19/2015).
PROGRAM DEPOSIT SPLIT – End of day 10/16/2015.
To see totals for programs where payments were applied on this date range, you would run the Program Deposit Split report.
PROGRAM DEPOSIT SPLIT – End of day 10/19/2015.
On 10/16/2015, family Scenario’s 4 and 5 had not yet completed. So we can run a report for 10/19/2015 to see how iClassPro accounts for the movement of money between programs, after the initial date of the payment(s).
As you can see, running these reports day by day gives you a detailed picture of money coming into the business and how it is used in family ledgers. These details are necessary for bookkeepers and accountants that reconcile daily.
However, in the case that you reconcile less frequently, a date range can be used to get an end-of-date-range summary of the payments and program totals which occurred over that time frame.
PROGRAM DEPOSIT SPLIT – Date range of 10/16/2015 through 10/19/2015.
When run for the date range, the payments listed in the Program Deposit Split all show up as new income during that time frame- so all movements within the date range for these families is reported under the received table as totals matching the end of the date range.
In this case, money would only show up in the middle Adjustments table if it had been paid/recorded before the start of this date range and applied or un-applied within the date range of the report.
Now, when we show a negative entry on the Bank Deposit report for a deleted payment, we must still match the totals between the Bank Deposit and Program Deposit Split report so that your accountant or book keeper has a full matching record of events. This is done by recording a negative entry on the Program Deposit Split for the Program and Charge Category the deleted payment was applied to before being deleted.
PROGRAM DEPOSIT SPLIT March 13, 2016 (Before Deletion)
Below is an example of a Program Deposit Split report where a $39.99 cash payment is recorded as income on 3/13/2016.
PROGRAM DEPOSIT SPLIT March 14, 2016 (After Deletion)
The next day (03/14/2016), a staff member realizes that this payment was entered incorrectly and he/she deletes it. If you run a Program Deposit report for 03/14/2016, a negative entry for the same amount is subtracted from the income in the program/charge category/payment type used in the payment from the previous day. This negative entry allows the accountant/bookkeeper to make the necessary adjustment if they had already accounted for the income on the previous day.
Note: The detailed audit trail entry also includes a note in the Transaction ID field which references the original payment date.
PROGRAM DEPOSIT SPLIT - Date range of 03/13/2016 to 03/14/2016.
This Program Deposit Split report, run over the full date range of the payment entry and the date of the deletion, demonstrates how the positive and negative entries for the deleted payment even out over time, reporting the correct income totals for the date range.
Accounting for Deleted Payments
Comparing Program Deposit Split Totals to the Bank Deposit Report
Under normal circumstances where no payments are deleted or payment entry mistakes are made and deleted on the same date, the Program Deposit Split report's "Payments Recieved on" and the Bank Deposit report's "Payments" totals will match perfectly. That is because the Bank Deposit report is showing a list of transactions that took place on a specific date and the Program Deposit Split report is simply displaying where the money was applied within your company's financial structure.
However, when a payment is deleted one or more days after it has been reported as income, it can cause totals in the Program Deposit Split report to be different from the Bank Deposit's "Payments" totals.
Below are the three possible outcomes a deleted payment can have on the totals in the Bank Deposit and Program Deposit Split reports.
- If the payment and deletion happen on the same date or within the date range of the report, they will balance each other out in the deleted payment totals. This will result in a zero dollar balance that will not effect the totals in the Program Deposit Split report for the matching date range. (This is the case in the last example shown above.)
- If there is a positive deleted payment amount in the deleted payments portion of the Bank Deposit report without a matching negative transaction, that means that the payment was not deleted until a date after the date range of the report. This payment will be included as a positive amount in the Bank Deposit's deleted payment totals and in the "Payments Received" table on the Program Deposit Split report.
- If there is a negative deleted payment amount in the deleted payments portion of the Bank Deposit report without a matching positive transaction, that means a payment was deleted over this date range which was reported as income before the date range of the report. This results in a negative amount in the deleted payment totals on the Bank Deposit report and will be displayed in the "Adjustments" table on the Program Deposit Split report.