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General Journal

Parson - Chp 6

Accounting cycle the accounting period of a business is separated into activities that help the business keep its accounting records in an orderly fashion.
source document a paper that is prepared as evidence of a business transaction.
Invoice a bill; a form that lists the quantity, description, unit price, and total cost of the items sold and shipped to a buyer.
Receipt a form that serves as a record of cash received.
Memorandum a brief written message that describes a transaction that takes place within a business.
Check stub a source document that lists the same information that appears on a check and shows the balance in the checking account before and after each check is written.
Journal a record of all transactions fo a business; the are in chronological order
Journalizing the process of recording business transactions in a journal.
Calendar year Period for which a business begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.
fiscal year An accounting period of twelve months.
General Journal an all purpose journal in which all the transactions of a business may be recorded.