Journal Entry

A Journal entry is an accounting document containing debit and credit postings to the general ledger. Journal entries are used to transfer funds from one account to another for payment of various services, materials, etc., and used to correct postings if needed. Journal entries can be posted to one or more departments within one company code (single company code entries) or across company codes (cross company code entries).

Journal entries are:

  • Manually keyed into R/3 (Document types SA, ZJ, ZB) by anyone with authorization.
  • Processed by Accounting Services (Document Type AB) to reverse accruals / deferrals entered in the previous month.
  • Entered from electronic system feeds into R/3 by Accounting Services.

Download the end user guide on Working with Journal Entries in SAP.