Most payments that are posted to Homeowner Accounts in Vantaca will happen through automated methods such as ACH Drafts, Credit card payments, or payments from a Lockbox deposit. However, there is occasionally a need to manually post a payment to an owner's account, such as an outside ACH draft via the association's bank.
Note: Posting a payment to the owner's account will also post the deposit to the bank register, so it is important that the money is not already reflected on the bank register or the bank balance will be inflated.
To post a payment, go to the Homeowner > Ledger and select the Homeowner Account. From the Summary tab, select New Payment.
Note: You must have the correct permissions; if you do not see the New Payment button, contact your system administrator.
In the New Payment window, enter the details of the payment:
- Bank Account is where you can choose which bank account register to apply the payment toward. It is also possible to post the payment to "No Bank Account" in the rare event that the payment does not need to reflect in the Register.
- Payment Date is the date that the item is posted.
- Type is how the owner paid. The type selected will not affect the payment, it is just for recording purposes
- Total Amount of the payment. Once this is entered, the allocation of charges will populate in the box below so that the payment can be distributed. This automatic distribution followed the rules in your Association > Settings.
- CheckNo(Check Number) - if applicable, not required
- Descr - This description field can be used to label the payment and the description you enter will be reflected on the owner's ledger. It is not required to enter a description of the payment, but it is strongly recommended
- The Payment Distribution section is used to show which charge(s) the payment is being applied toward on the owner's ledger. The Balance column will show the current balance of each charge type on the owners account. The Payment column is where the payment can be applied or distributed. In this example, $50 applied to Annual Assessment and $50 to Monthly Assessment, but it can be broken up as needed. The total of the this Payment column must match the Total Amount above.
To complete the payment, click Update.
These payments will then be reflected on the Association's Bank Register as a "Manual Owner Deposit" for easy identification.