Step 4 - Control Accounts - Consignment Clearing



  • This General Ledger account is used as a Clearing Account for Consignment Unit transactions and the account type is generally set up as a liability account


  • Consignment Units are Customer Owned Units held by the Dealership on consignment until sold


This article will explain how you indicate that a Customer Owned Unit is on consignment - Consignment Units


  • As the Dealership is not actually purchasing the Customer Owned Unit, these units will not be showing up in the Dealership's Inventory General Ledger so we need a way of clearing these transactions through your accounting package once the unit is sold and we use this Consignment Clearing General Ledger account to do that


  • Once the Consignment Unit is added to a Customer Order > Unit Deal and the Unit Deal is finalised is when this Consignment Clearing General Ledger will be used


When the Consignment Unit is sold, there will be a journal entry to the Consignment Clearing General Ledger


It will for the funds due to the original owner / Seller of the Customer Owned Unit / Consignment Unit as the Dealership has sold the unit on their behalf


An example of the journal entry where the funds await payment to the original owner / Seller of the Consignment Unit with the offset to the relevant COGS General Ledger to complete the sales entry:




This is the Adjustment Note that Blackpurl integrates to your accounting package for you to pay the original owner / Seller for the Consignment Unit which is processed as a refund: 




The following will show you the balanced entries to the Consignment Clearing General Ledger account



  • This Consignment Clearing General Ledger should be a true clearing account.  


Restrictions

Accounting entries to this General Ledger account should never be made directly from the accounting application as it should be for Blackpurl transactions only