General Ledger: Fill In the Blanks

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

Reviewed by Subject Matter Experts

Updated on March 12, 2023

1. is the process of transferring journal entries to ledger accounts.

2. The left-hand side of the ledger account is referred to the .

3. The right-hand side of the ledger account is referred to as the .

4. is the abbreviation used for debit.

5. The term credit is usually abbreviated as .

6. is a process that involves finding out the balance of a ledger account.

7. If the debit side of an account is heavier than credit side, the account will show a balance.

8. The difference between the totals of the two sides of a ledger account is called the .

9. Liability accounts in the ledger normally show a balance.

10. Asset accounts normally show a balance.

11. The is often called the king of all books.

12. The posting reference column in a ledger account refers to the of the general journal in which the journal entry has been made.

13. The name of the account, which is written at the top, is referred to as the .

14. Revenue/income accounts are expected to have a balance.

15. The drawings account has a balance.

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True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

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