Posting is the procedure of transferring journal entries to the ledger accounts. This phase of the recording process accumulates the effects of journalized transaction into the individual accounts. Posting involves the following steps.
- In the ledger, enter, in the appropriate columns of the account debited, the date, journal page, and debit amount shown in the journal.
- In the reference column of the journal, write the account number to which the debit amount was posted.
- In the ledger, enter, in the appropriate columns of the account credited, the date, journal page, and credit amount shown in the journal.
- In the reference column of the journal, write the account number to which the credit amount was posted.
Webster Dictionary Meaning
- The act of transferring an account, as from the journal to the ledger.
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