I am new to accounting and trying to learn a few things as my accounts get more and more complicated. I currently use GnuCash to record simple income/expenses/assets/liabilities and have had a new situation I don't know how to record.
I am currently billing some expenses for work and for my kayak club to my personal credit card. Under normal circumstances I would do the following (my +/- may be backwards):
Expense +$100 Credit Card -$100
and then when the credit card bill comes I would pay it off
Credit Card +$100 Chequing Account -$100
For expenses that I get reimbursements for I would like to be able to note that I paid for the expense with my credit card and that I paid off my credit card with my chequing account.
At the same time, I would like to be able to create another parent account (maybe "claimable expenses") that shows that I purchased the item, and was then reimbursed so that an individual expense for work or my club has a zero balance.
I tried to look this up in previous threads but didn't quite understand how to apply this to my situation Any advice would be appreciated.