what is meant by accounts payable what are contents includes with in it explain it briefly
From India , Madras
An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable entry is found on a balance sheet under the heading current liabilities.
Accounts payable are often referred to as "payables".
Another common usage of AP refers to a business department or division that is responsible for making payments owed by the company to suppliers and other creditors.

From India , Guwahati
accounts payable means payment due to creditors for goods and services.In simple word these are sundry creditors.
From India , Calcutta
Companies obligation to pay creditors means accounts payable.....may be classifies as per fixed assets creditors, expenses creditors, raw material creditors, etc. CA. Tushar Zagade
From India, Bhavnagar
AP nothing but Vendor management, all vendor related work done by Accounts payable dept. P2P [Procure to pay]part of AP Process, work comes under Invoice processing, GR / IR Updation, Payment Processing, Accrued entry etc...
From India, Bangalore
Accounts payable - can be payments to be made against all credit purchases, irrespective of revenue or capital expenses.
Further i am some doubt that the taxes deduction from all payments i.e. Falling under duties & taxes
can it be classified under accounts payable?

From India, Pune
Accounts payable in simple words is amount payable to any company/firm/person from whom the accounting firm/company has taken anything on credit generally known as Sundry creditors for goods and services.
From India , Mumbai
accounts payable
it is a kind of liabilities to make the payment afterwards. Usually we prepare the statement of account for a period on the basis of mercantile system. Mercantile system mean we have to consider the accrued income and expenditure. if any expenditure has been due but not paid, has to be considered for result purpose. thus expenditure, which has become due but not paid, shall be treated as account payable
c a k c agarwal,

From India, Allahabad
If opening stock $ 3000 closing stock $ 5000, sales $ 40000 and margin 20% then stock turn will be ?????
From India , Pune

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