What are 'Accounts Payables - A/P'
When a company purchases goods on credit which needs to be paid back in a short period of time, it is known as Accounts Payable. It is treated as a liability and comes under the head 'current liabilities'. Accounts Payables is a short-term debt payment which needs to be paid to avoid default.
Description: Accounts Payable is a liability due to a particular creditor when it order goods or services without paying in cash up front, which means that you bought goods on credit. Accounts Payable as a term is not limited to companies. Even individuals like you and me have Accounts Payable.
We consume electricity, telephone, broadband and cable TV network. The bills get generated towards the end of the month or a particular billing period. It means that the service provider gave you some service and sends the bill which needs to be paid by a certain date or else you will default. This becomes Accounts Payable.