How Account Balances Appear in General Ledger and Job Costing Reports

In the Balance column of Sage 50 Accounting General Ledger and job costing reports, credit amounts are shown as negative numbers, and debit amounts are shown as positive. This may not seem logical, but it is the way many accounting systems differentiate between debit and credit balances.

When you display or print a report, Sage 50 Accounting displays the following three tabs:

  • Options: Select the Options button to determine the data criteria for the reports you want to see or print. For specific information about a particular report’s filter options, select the report from the list below.
  • Columns: Select the Columns to link to choose which data fields to include and where the columns break on your report.
  • Fonts: Select the Fonts link to set the font styles for the heading and body of the report. You can also have the titles of the report show special codes, such as the current period, today’s date, an as-of date, and the company name.

You can customize the reports using Crystal Reports and Sage Business Intelligence.

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