How to perform a Journal Entry Posting FB50 in SAP
- Enter T code > FB50
- Provide the company code
Enter the date in the documents as shown
In the fb50 screen enter all your details for posting a journal entry
1- Document date– Enter the document date. This can be any reference date. This is not the accounting date.
2- Posting date– This is the date that it hits the accounting books. The posting period is determined from this date.
3- Reference- Enter any reference that will explain why this entry was made.
4- Header text– This is the text that appears on the header. This can be any text to identify the document.
5- Document type- The document type SA is used by default. This is the standard document type used to identify manual journal entries. You can change this document type if there is a need, but in general, there is no need to change it. ( Document type creation is explained here)
6- G/L account- Enter the G/L accounts for which you are making the journal entry. Make sure that you enter the right G/L account corresponding to the Debit/Credit.
7- D/C-Enter the debit and credit flag for this G/L
8- Amount – Enter the debit and credit amount. The balance should finally equal to 0.
9- Cost center– Enter the cost center if it is a P/L account. You can enter other details as required.
You will see a green light when the debit and credit match. You cannot post if these two do not match.