Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary
A trade creditor is a supplier who has sent your business goods or supplied them with services, who you haven’t yet paid.
Suppliers who are owed payment for raw materials or a product’s component parts by the manufacturer. In business accounting applications, trade creditors and the amounts owed are listed in the company’s balance sheet as liabilities.
A trade creditor is a supplier that provides goods and services to its customers on credit terms. The amounts owed are stated on the balance sheet of a customer as a current liability, and on the balance sheet of the trade creditor as a current asset. A trade creditor typically analyses the financial statements, credit reports, and payment histories of its customers when deciding how much credit to extend to them.
The amount that goes on your business’s balance sheet for trade creditors is the sum of all its unpaid invoices from suppliers, as at that point in time.
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This glossary post was last updated: 3rd December, 2019