How to: Create Financial Journals

Financial journals are used to register bank account transactions. The financial journal lets you enter a starting balance and an ending balance and automatically calculate the difference so that you can verify that all of the transactions have been registered.

To create a financial journal

  1. In the Search box, enter Journal Templates, and then choose the related link.

  2. On the Home tab, in the New Group, choose New.

  3. Fill in the fields as described in the following table.

    Field Description


    Select Financial for the type of journal.

    Bal. Account Type

    Select Bank Account for the type of balancing account.

    Bal. Account No.

    Select the number of the balancing account.

    For more information about a specific field, select the field, and then press F1.

  4. Choose the OK button.

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