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Manual accounting system

Manual accounting system is a system in which someone performs each of the steps in the accounting cycle by hand.

For example, someone manually enters each accounting transaction in the journal and manually posts each to the ledger. Other manual computations must be made to obtain ledger account balances and to prepare a trial balance and financial statements.

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