About Certifying Billings
Certifying progress billings allows Australian users to comply with the requirements of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (2002). For other customers, it provides a way to track an initial billing amount against the final invoice amount.
If you are certifying billings, enter the bill date in the Claim Date field when you are creating the bill. Once you receive a response from the project owner, enter billing amounts as usual, and then check the Certified box and enter the appropriate date in the Certify Date field or accept the default (current date). Once you check the Certified box, the system locks the Units Claimed and Amount Claimed fields on the Item tab. You can then update the This Bill WC Amount (Item tab) as necessary. If you change the This Bill WC Amount field, you can enter a reason in the Reason Code field, as necessary.
Field Sequence # (from F3)
175 – Claim Units
180 – Claim Amount
185 – Reason Code
This Bill Amount
144 – WC + SM (This Bill Amount)
This Bill SM Amount
119 – SM
Prior to certifying billings, you must check the Certify Progress Billing Claims box in JB Company Parameters. For more information about this feature, see Certifying Subcontracts (US) or Tracking and Certifying Claimed Amounts (Australia) in Process Subcontract Claims.