Recording Journal Entries in QuickBooks Online

Accounting is an important part of every business process but it can be tedious and overwhelming. Luckily for us, times have changed and we have moved from a traditional accounting standpoint to one of automation.

QuickBooks is an accounting software developed by Intuit to help small and medium-sized businesses in their day to day recording of the company’s financial transactions.

If you are new to QuickBooks, you may be wondering how to get started. The first thing you need to be familiar with is making a QuickBooks Journal Entry.

How to Make a QuickBooks Journal Entry in 5 Steps

1. Navigate to the journal entry feature in QuickBooks Online.

2. Fill in the date and journal number.

3. Enter the correct accounts in the “Category” column.

4. Enter the debit and credit amounts until the entry is balanced.

5. Add a description and save.

Kildal, StacyHow to Record a Journal Entry in QuickBooks Online.” 29 January 2020

Once you’ve tried this out, it should be simple for you to make additional entries from now on. QuickBooks will be able to do this for you automatically most of the time, but knowing how to do so on your own will benefit you in case of manual edits and corrections.

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