A general ledger is a central repository for accounting data transferred from all sub ledgers like accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management.
A journal entry is act of keeping or making records of any transactions and stored transaction as a credit and debit entries. In the GL, we records a lot of transaction.
To store all these GL transaction category and group wise we create a journal, and as per transaction we push entries in that journal. Because of journal we categories and group the transaction in journal wise.so user can easily see and manage transaction.
We store Account Payable journal as APC and Account Payable as C for the cash-basis in Sage Intacct.
- To create New Journal go to the General Ledger > Setup > Journal.
- To add new journal, click add beside journals.
- To edit an existing journal, click edit to the left of the journal.
- Add Symbol and title for specific GL journal.
Make sure the Symbol and title clearly distinguish whether the journal is a cash, accrual, or both.
Here is the list of journal and if we want to store account related entries then we select AP journal and push all entries in AP Journal symbol.