Double Entry Accounting

Double Entry Accounting Overview

Double entry accounting is a record keeping system under which every transaction is recorded in at least two accounts. There is no limit on the number of accounts used in a transaction, but the minimum is two accounts. There are two columns in each account, with debit entries on the left and credit entries on the right. In double entry accounting, the total of all debit entries must match the total of all credit entries. When this happens, the transaction is said it be “in balance.” If the totals do not agree, the transaction is said to be “out of balance,” and you will not be able to use the resulting information to create financial statements

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