cash book



Journal in which all cash receipts and payments (including bank deposits and withdrawals) are recorded first, in chronological order, for posting to general ledger. Cash book is regularly reconciled with the bank statements as an internal auditing measure. In larger firms, it is commonly divided into two parts: (1) Cash disbursement journal in which all cash payments (such as accounts payable, operating expenses, petty cash purchases) are recorded, and (2) Cash receipts journal in which all cash receipts (such as accounts receivable, cash sales, sale of assets) are recorded.

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