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Accounting / Invoice Preparation

Typically it is a project manager or a director who is aware of when and how much to invoice a client.   eTrack thus separates the preparation of invoices from the printing and tracking of invoices into two separate screens.

Protected by tight security, eTrack allows managers to view charges and margins, optionally enter write-offs and adjustments, and prepare invoices. The Account Sheet is the interface between fixed quotes and timesheets and invoicing. It is an intuitive journal of transactions and used by companies to accurately prepare thousands of invoices.

Account Sheet/Invoice management

Engineers can select exactly which time entries and expenses to invoice.  The following dialog is displayed when creating a Time Based invoice and a slightly different one when creating a Fixed Price invoice that optionally also allows a fixed amount or % to be entered.

Accounting/Invoicing management

Key Capabilities

Account Sheet capabilities include:

  • Approving time worked on a project (as an alternative to approving a resource’s timesheet)
  • Viewing budget status of fixed price, time based, percentage based or lump sum work.
  • Viewing all time and expenses at all levels (see expanded tree in picture).
  • Select specific time entries and expenses to include in the invoice.
  • For fixed price, specify a % of the total to invoice
  • Entering Write-Offs and Adjustments.
  • Monitoring WIP, charges, costs, profit to date and forecast profit.
  • Print or Export to accounting systems.

Typical Use of the Account Sheet

A typical use of the Account Sheet may be…

  1. Manager views all projects they are responsible for in one click.
  2. Approve time and expenses booked to their project in one click.
  3. View WIP $ to see how much can be invoiced.
  4. Write-Off time or expenses not to be invoiced.
  5. Create Adjustments for fees in advance such as contracted out work that is complete but not yet received an invoice for.
  6. Create a new Invoice Entry and enter an Invoice Amount (typically equal to the WIP if time based work or a % of the Fixed Price work).
  7. In larger companies a director may filter to view all ‘Ready to Invoice’ invoices for final approval.
  8. Clicks Create Invoices button to view the Invoices in the Invoice tab where they can be printed using customer templates and payments tracked.