Accounting General Journal, 9E: Chapter 04
Posting from a General Journal to a General Ledger
Terms in this set (16)
a group of accounts
a ledger that contains all accounts needed to prepare financial statements
the number assigned to an account
the procedure for arranging accounts in a general ledger, assigning account number, and keeping records current
opening an account
writing an account title and number on the heading of an account
transferring information from a journal entry to a ledger account
determining that the amount of cash agrees with the accounting records
a journal entry made to correct an error in the ledger
Describe the two parts of an account number.
The first digit indicates in which general ledger division the account is located. The second and third digits indicate the location of the account within that division.
List the two steps for opening an account.
1. Write the account title in the heading.
2. Write the account number in the heading.
List the five steps of posting from the general journal to the general ledger.
1. Write the date in the Date column of the account.
2. Write the journal page in the Post. Ref. column of the account.
3. Write the amount in the Debit or Credit column
4. Calculate and write the new account balance in the Balance Debit or Balance Credit column.
5. Write the account number in the Post. Ref. column of the journal.
When both debit and credit amounts have been posted to an account, what determines whether the balance is a debit or a credit?
Whenever the credits in an account exceed the debits, the balance is a credit.
Whenever the debits in an account exceed the credit, the balance is a debit.
Which two amounts are compared when proving cash?
The cash balance as shown in the checkbook and the cash balance in the cash account.
What is a correcting entry?
A journal entry made to correct an error in the ledger.
When an amount is journalized and posted to an incorrect expense account, why is the amount of the correcting entry debited to the correct expense account?
To show the increase in this expense account.
When an amount is journalized and posted to an incorrect expense account, why is the amount of the correcting entry credited to the incorrect expense account?
To show the decrease in this expense account.