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Explain the best place to find the information if you wanted to see both the debit and credit side of an entry? If you wanted to see the balance of an account where would you look?
To see both the debit and credit side of an entry you would look at the journal. If you wanted to see the balance of an account you would look at the ledger.
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Compare and contrast the ledger and journal. Do you feel we need both the journal and the ledger? Why/why not?
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Explain the best place to find the information if you wanted to see both the debit and credit side of an entry? If you wanted to see the balance of an account where would you look?
Weegy: you can normal good to the bank to see your debt balances that is only you can go. User: Explain the best place to find the information if you wanted to see both the debit and credit side of an entry? If you wanted to see the balance of an account where would you look? Weegy: does your bank have an online account system? (More)
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If you want to see both the debit and credit side of an entry you will look in the journal. To see the balance of an account you look in the ledger.
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Compare and contrast the use of job-order costing with that of process costing.
Weegy: Similarities between job order and process costing systems can be summarized as follows. Both systems have the same basic purposes-to assign material, labor, [ and overhead costs to products and to provide mechanism for computing unit product cost. Both systems use the same basic manufacturing accountants, including manufacturing overhead, Raw materials, Work in process, and Finished Good. The flow of costs through the manufacturing accounts is basically the same in both systems. Difference Between Job Order and Process Costing: The differences between job order costing and process costing arise from two factors. The first is that the flow of units in a process costing system is more or less continuous, and the second is that these units are indistinguishable from one another. Under process costing it makes no sense to try to identify materials, labor, and overhead costs with a particular order from a customer ( as we do with job order costing ), since each order is just one of many that are filled from a continuous flow of virtually identical units from the production line. Under process costing, we accumulate costs by department rather than by order, assign these costs uniformly to all units that pass through the department during a period. ] (More)
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