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Reconciliation Accounts and Special General Ledger Indicators (1/2)

This is an essential part of SAP Financial Accounting

What’s the meaning of Reconciliation Accounts? Why do we need them? and How are they used in SAP (with a live system demo)

 

When posting an invoice to a customer account, it should impact:

  1. The Customer Account balance: so we know how much we have to collect from this customer
  2. The total Accounts Receivables balance: so we can report in our financial statement how much money we are going to collect from all our customers

This same concept applies to all transactions posted to Vendors, Customers, and Fixed Assets

 

It’s also very important to know the difference between General Ledger and Subsidiary Ledgers, here’s a simple example:

  1. The total account of Accounts Receivables reported in our financial statements is a General Ledger Account
  2. The individual Customer Accounts are called the Customer Sub Ledger

 

One of the main features of SAP is its ability to update both the totals General Ledger Account and the individual Sub Ledger accounts simultaneously

 

Check this video where I explain in details the above business concept and how it’s applied in SAP

 

In the second part I’ll go into the more advanced topic of Special GL Indicators and why they are used, so stay toned

 

Thank you for reading and watching, see you in the next blog post.

 

Best regards,

Abdullah Galal

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