Billing Q&A: Payment by Statement Number

January 2020    Tags: , ,

I received a check today with a statement number in the Memo field. However, the payer is not in the Client file. Is there a way for us to search for a statement number if we don’t know which client it is for?

If the firm uses Firm level statement numbering (Utilities | Customization | Options tab), meaning each statement has a unique statement number, then it is easy to enter a payment for the correct client matter as long as you have a statement number.

To enter a payment based on statement number

  1. From the File menu, point to Open and select Payment.
  2. Without selecting a Client ID, click the  (Select by Statement Number) icon.
  3. Enter the Statement Number and click OK.
  4. Enter any other payment information as desired.
  5. Press Ctrl+S.

Note: If your firm is on Client level statement numbering, we suggest running a Client Ledger Report (Reports | Management | Client Ledger Report) with a date range that includes the likely statement number. Select any other options, and/or narrow down the Client ID range, as desired. You can then preview the report and click the Search button to search for the statement number and determine the applicable client matter.

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