Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationHSC Commerce Class 11th
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Distinguish between journal and ledger. - Accountancy

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Distinguish Between

Distinguish between journal and ledger.

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Basis Journal Ledger
1. Recording As and when transactions take place entries are made in the journal. In a ledger, entries may be posted either on the same day or at the end of a specified period such as weekly or fortnightly especially when subsidiary books are maintained.
2. Stage of recording Recording in the journal is the first stage. Recording in the ledger is the second stage, which is done on the basis of entries made in the journal.
3. Order of recording Entries are made in chronological order, i.e., date wise in the order of occurrence. Entries are made account wise.
4. Process The process of recording in the journal is called journalising. The process of recording in the ledger is called posting.
5. Facilitating preparation of trial balance Amount from the journal does not serve as the basis for preparing a trial balance. Ledger balance serves as the basis for preparing trial balance.
6. Basis of entries Entries in the journal are made on the basis of source documents. Posting is done in the ledger on the basis of journal entries.
7. Net position Net position of an account cannot be ascertained from the journal. Net position of an account can be ascertained from the ledger account.
Concept: Distinction Between Journal and Ledger
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Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi Class 11th Accountancy Answers Guide
Chapter 4 Ledger
Short answer questions | Q III 1. | Page 77
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