Journals & Departments tip

A good tip if you’re processing a journal entry and you’re using Departments is to isolate the department by using the Distribution tab when processing. For example if you need to transfer costs from the balance sheet stock account or a stock account within your Profit & Loss account to your cost of sales account for a specific department, create your journal as shown below entering the stock account details you will be removing the stock from:-

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Select the Distribution tab, enter the account details you’re charging the amount to along with the Department number:-
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You can then book your entry knowing that the Department is only affecting one side of your entry:-
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Have a great weekend !