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Module account_cancel and posting

Mark Lewis
on 3/8/13, 6:52 AM 3,497 views

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


Davide Corio

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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.


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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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