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Module account_cancel and posting

Mark Lewis
on 3/8/13, 6:52 AM 3,205 views

What is the principal of posting? Why is it by default not possible to undo a journal entry?

Davide Corio
On 3/8/13, 7:35 AM

they want users to cancel journal entries by recording the contrary move. like issueing a credit note to cancel an invoice.

OH: this is required in some countries

And also for auditing purposes it is important to have a valid reason for the cancellation. The contrary move will make it transparent and easy for auditors to detect fraud or material errors.

Henry Padi Nyaunu
on 4/16/13, 1:18 PM
On 4/22/13, 6:11 AM

This can be done using the account_cancel module. To give credit where credit is due see the answers on this post: http://help.openerp.com/question/3918/unpost-a-journal-entry/. This is where I found the answer. Although please be pre-warned. It is very dangerous as mentioned above. This is not a feature you want to leave enabled all the time use it only if absolutely neccessary. It could lead to fraud or a total mess as far as your accounts are concerned. I would suggest you enable it when importing data or doing a new installation or on an as needed basis. If you are the installer and a client requests this kind of help you can do this, or if you are the company owner and the need is legitimate you can temporarily enable it.

Mustufa Rangwala (mra)
On 4/16/13, 11:19 AM

Posting accounting entries is like your accountant will verify the accounting transaction in journal entries after verification he can post on account.

Like review by accountant.

Regards, Mustufa

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