Cost Account Ledger System
A cost account ledger system is essential to analyze accounting information in order such costs may be accumulated for individual cost centers and charged to cost units. The information in the cost ledger will be employed for a range of planning, decision and control making reasons.
- The cost ledger control account in the financial ledger is a memorandum account that records the financial information that has been extracted for employ in the cost ledger.
- The financial ledger control in the cost ledger has two main reasons as:
(i) It creates the cost ledger self-balancing: It gets the place of an asset liability accounts in that one leg of the double entry would appear the financial ledger for all transaction as an example of the purchase of material on credit would be credited to sundry creditors control account in the financial ledger. In the cost ledger, it is credited to the financial ledger control account.
(ii) It enables an internal check to be performed via comparing its balances along with that of the cost ledger control account in the financial ledger. Both must record a balance that represents stock balances or Raw material, W.I.P and financial goods the total profit, while all other transactions have been completed. Any type of difference should be reconciled and investigated. Hence the final trial balance in the cost ledger will appears:
Stores Ledger Control a/c
W.I.P. control a/c
Finished Goods Control a/c
Costing Profit and Loss a/c
Financial Ledger Control a/c