Entering A Percentage Journal Entry Lesson

In this lesson you will learn how to enter a Percentage Journal Entry.


  1. Click the State of Nebraska link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the Accounting link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the Manage Journal Entry link.

    Step 3
  4. Click the Enter Manual Journal Entries link.

    Step 4
  5. Click the Journal Entries with Debit/Credit Format link.

    Step 5
  6. Click the Add button.

    Step 6
  7. Click the Percent option.

    Step 7
  8. Click in the Explanation field.

    Step 8
  9. Enter the desired information into the Explanation field. Enter "Training Percentage Entry".

    Step 9
  10. Click in the G/L Date field.

    Step 10
  11. Enter the desired information into the G/L Date field. Enter "12/2/09".


    G/L Date - Type the date on which the entry should post to the G/L or leave blank to default to today's date.


    Warning: The G/L Date must be a date in the period this document will post.  If your agency's processing cycle (prepare - approve - post) takes 3 days. before end of month, begin using the next month's date.


    Step 11
  12. Click in the Distributed Amount field.

    Step 12
  13. Enter the desired information into the Distributed Amount field. Enter "1,000.00".


    Type the total amount of the journal entry.

    Step 13
  14. Click in the Account Number field.

    Step 14
  15. Enter the desired information into the Account Number field. Enter "65025009.531100".

    Step 15
  16. Click in the % field.

    Step 16
  17. Type the percentage of the total amount to distribute.  Type a negtive percentage to credit the account, or a positive percentage to debit it.  Negative  percentages are entered with a preceding or tailing "-" sign.


    Enter the desired information into the % field. Enter "100".

    Step 17
  18. Press [Tab].

    Step 18
  19. Remark field: If you are completing several detail lines, type the percentage of each detail line in its Remark field.  This preserves the percentages as an audit trail, since the system does not preserve them automatically as percentage values.  


    In this lesson we are not going to enter anything in the Remark field.


    Complete Additional lines as necessary.

    Step 19
  20. Press [Down] arrow key on your keyboard.

    Step 20
  21. Click in the Account Number field.

    Step 21

  22. Enter "65025009.532100" in the Account Number field.

    Step 22
  23. Click in the % field.

    Step 23
  24. Enter "-100" in the % field.

    Step 24
  25. Press Tab.

    Step 25
  26. Press [Down] arrow key on your keyboard.


    Step 26
  27. Click the OK button.


    Warning: Verify the Remaining Amount field is blank  the journal entry is balanced).


    NOTE: Record the batch number.

    Step 27
  28. Click the Cancel button.

    Step 28
  29. Click the Close button.

    Step 29

You have successfully completed the lesson.

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