We make a number of grant awards each day, that are not paid until one or two days after award. We record them in the accounts with the date the award is agreed/request raised. In Sage50 we could import a file with this detail.
We have tried different methods.
Manual entry, this take far too long for the number of awards we make.
Create via bank import or bankfeed they are recorded on day of payment and not day of payment request and each required the analysis split to be added.
Journal entry this takes time to set up and requires double the number of lines to be able to record each award separately in the n/c and bank, add analysis split. This is the best method so far.