In a large business, the maximum increases take place in trade debtors and trade creditors as the accounts of debtors and creditors are separated from other accounts.
Advantages & Importance of Sectional & Self-Balancing Ledger System
Following are most Advantages & Importance of Sectional & Self-Balancing Ledger System:
1. Division of Work
In sectional and self-balancing system accounting work can be divided into different employees and the responsibility can be fixed for errors.
Therefore, work and be completed easily and quickly.
2. Minimization of Fraud
The different ledgers are maintained by the different persons and as such the dishonest employee will not be able to manipulate accounts.
Therefore, the above system minimizes the possibility of fraud.
3. Early Detection of Errors
Under the above system, errors are localized easily and related ledger will be checked. Errors may be quickly rectified due to the balancing of ledgers.
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4. Ascertainment of Accuracy
The accuracy of each letter is ascertained independently under the self-balancing system by preparing a separate trial balance for each ledger.
5. Facility for Preparing Final Accounts
Sectional balancing system complete trial balance can be compiled with general ledger and the accuracy of each ledger can be ascertained.
Its facilitation of the preparation of final accounts.
6. Keep Confidential Information
It is decide desired to keep confidential information regarding owners’ capital, Reserves, and Profits from the office staff.
A separate ledger may be prepared and kept in the charge of the trustworthy person under the above methods only.
7. Effective Control of Personal Accounts
Control accounts provide quick means of ascertaining the up to date amount owing to and by the business. It is very useful for management.
8. Incentive for Efficient Employees
Under the above systems, errors are localized and the responsibility of error maker is also pinpointed.
Hence, there is a clear Distinction between Efficient and inefficient employees. and management can take action against inefficient employees and motivate efficient employees.
9. Distribution of Work According to Choice
Under the above systems, work can be divided into different employees according to their choice.
This work can be completed quickly and effectively.