Understanding journal types

There are several different types of journals that are used to record financial transactions in the general ledger. These can help determine the nature and/or source of where the transactions originate.

These are sometimes referred to as journal masks, or journal ID.

The different types of journal types that are differentiated by journal ID mask (i.e. journal ID prefix e.g. JRR, JRB, JRT, PJ, FB, etc.).

Note: This is not an exclusive list.