How To: Post a Deferred Cost of Sales

Posting Deferred Cost of Sales is an Advanced User feature.

At the end of a specific period (month/week/day), a user(s) will have to view, amend and post the Cost of Sale figures that have been deferred to the Accounts as follows:

  1. Open an Accounts screen (show me how).
  2. Press F9 or clicking the down arrow immediately to the right of the to open the 'Other Actions' menu.
  3. Click "Deferred COS Posting".
  4. Select the last date for the period you want to post for (e.g. end of last month, last week, yesterday).
  5. Click OK to the date range to load the Invoice items awaiting COS postings dialog.
  6. Before continuing please see the following How Tos if you are not totally confident or happy with the figure displayed in the report:
  7. Click OK to post.
  8. Read the Warning Popup box and...
    1. Click No if you are NOT happy to proceed and wish to review the report and stock values or
    2. Click Yes if you are happy with the report and wish to post stock value display in the report.
  9. Make a note of the COS Diff Total (this is the total at the very bottom right of the grid) from the Deferred Cost of Sales Report
  10. COS Postings will be made; the nominal accounts and P&L will be updated with the new Stock Value(s) that you have amended.


  1. All stock that is sold and returned since your last deferred cost of sales posting or when you turned it on will be included unless it has been marked Cost of Sales Excluded, this is done if COS Excluded Item is ticked in the [ Stock | Details | Options ] screen.
  2. If you click Ok and post a Deferred Cost of Sales, any lines that have 0.00 for their 'Sk Unit' and 'Sk COS' be marked as posted but no accounting journal will be performed as they are zero value.
  3. For a visual guide of the processes involved when using Deferred Cost of Sales, see How To: Understand the Deferred Cost of Sales Process.

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