Chapter 8: Ledger Posting

Let's learn how to prepare ledger accounts from a journal and the subsidiary books and also how to find balance in ledger accounts.

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Accounting is a process of recording financial transactions of a business. The objective of a trader is to get useful information relating to business from the recorded entries. For e.g. details of total purchase during the year, details of sales, types and amount of expenses, types and amount of income, total assets and receivables, total liabilities and payables, profit earned, loss suffered, etc. This type of information can be known from a journal or from subsidiary books.

In view of this information, separate accounts are prepared for the specific information from the accounting entries. The different types of accounts are prepared in a separate book, which is known as a Ledger Book.

For any organization, it is important to prepare different ledger accounts and to find balance in each account while preparing accounts.

In this course:
+ Introduction
+ Meaning of a Ledger
+ What is an Account and Specimen of an Account
+ Meaning of Posting
+ Utility and Advantages of a Ledger
+ Index and Forms of a Ledger
+ Process of Posting
+ Classification of Ledger
+ Balancing of Account


Curriculum

  • Ledger Posting Quiz
    7 questions
  • What is a ledger?
    1 m
  • How many sides are there in an account? Which are they ?
    1 m
  • What is meant by index of a ledger?
    1 m
  • When do we have a debit balance or credit balance in an account?
    1 m
  • What is a 'squared-up' account?
    1 m
  • Which columns are drawn in an account?
    1 m
  • What is 'posting'?
    1 m
  • Which types of ledgers are popular?
    1 m
  • What is classification of ledger?
    1 m
  • Normally, which accounts are prepared in General ledger?
    1 m
  • Explain: What is an account?
    1 m
  • What is a ledger? Give information regarding its utility.
    1 m
  • Explain the importance of a ledger.
    1 m
  • “Ledger is a principal book of account.” OR “Ledger is a king of books.” Explain in detail.
    1 m
  • Give detailed information regarding different forms (types) of ledger.
    1 m 34 s
  • Explain the process of posting of a combined journal entry.
    1 m
  • Give the meaning of the classification of ledgers and explain this classification in detail.
    2 m
  • Explain the process of balancing an account with an illustration.
    1 m 15 s
  • Practice for Journal Entries and Ledger Posting
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