Centralize and automate with journal entry automation from Redwood

Standardize journal entry creation while automatically managing approvals, calculations, validations and ERP postings.

Advantages of journal entry automation software

  • Process efficiency

    Automatically populate journal entry templates instead of time-consuming manual data entry, saving time and enhancing accuracy.

  • Centralized governance

    Centralize journal entries for better transparency to your finance teams for your month-end close and ensure compliance monitoring and control.

  • Sophisticated approvals

    Configure real-time rule-based approval workflows based on multiple parameters like accounts, cost centers and values.

  • Fraud prevention

    Automatically post approved entries to ERP with no manual work, maintaining full audit trails.

  • Seamless ERP integration

    Automatically post approved entries to ERP with no manual work, maintaining full audit trails.

With Redwood, Faurecia was able to successfully automate 32,000 global manual journal entries per month and onboard 1,300 end users from both the controlling and GBS teams. 80% of journal entries are now automated, leaving only human review and approvals tasks.

Christophe MacGarry, Global Finance Transformation Director, Faurecia.
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Solution overview

  • Template population

    Automatically populate journal entry templates from various sources instead of spreadsheet-based data entry.

  • Approval workflows

    Configure approval rules and matrices based on accounts, cost centers, transaction categories and values.

  • Pre-ERP validation

    Validate entries against the ERP chart of accounts and other codes before posting.

  • Auto ERP posting

    Once approved, automatically post entries to ERP with no manual work.

  • Audit trails

    Maintain full audit trails with all supporting documents and approvals stored.

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Our satisfied customers include major global corporations, showcasing the trust and reliability of journal entry automation by Redwood for their financial close processes.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is in a journal entry?

A journal entry records a business transaction in an accounting journal, ensuring accurate financial records. It includes the transaction date, the accounts affected, the amounts debited and credited and a brief description. For example, buying office supplies might involve debiting the office supplies account and crediting the cash or accounts payable account.

Journal entries are essential for maintaining the general ledger and preparing financial statements. They help track all financial transactions, from daily business activities to period-end adjustments like depreciation and accruals. This ensures that account balances are accurate and up-to-date.

Learn more about what a journal entry is, the key pillars, pitfalls and more.

Can you automate journal entries?

Yes, journal entries can be automated using specialized accounting software. Automation streamlines accounting processes by automatically generating, validating and posting journal entries. This reduces the manual effort involved in bookkeeping and helps accounting teams focus on more strategic tasks. Automated journal entries ensure consistency and accuracy, as they follow predefined rules for debits and credits.

With Redwood Journal Entry, you can automatically populate journal entry templates, manage sophisticated approval workflows and post approved entries to your ERP system without manual intervention. This enhances process efficiency and centralizes journal entries for better transparency and compliance monitoring. Redwood's solution includes features like fraud prevention, pre-ERP validation and maintaining full audit trails, making it a comprehensive tool for managing financial transactions end-to-end.

Discover why manual journal entry is inefficient and error-prone.

What is the easiest way to do journal entries?

The easiest way to manage journal entries is to use accounting software that automates the process. Automated systems handle the generation, validation and posting of journal entries, reducing the need for manual data entry. This approach ensures accuracy and consistency, helping small businesses and accounting teams keep their records up-to-date with minimal effort. Automated software can also manage accounts receivable, track cash flow and reconcile bank statements, making it an all-in-one solution.

Redwood offers a streamlined way to handle journal entries by automatically populating templates, managing sophisticated approval workflows and posting entries directly to your ERP system. This software supports double-entry bookkeeping and integrates with major systems like Oracle, ensuring that your financial data is accurate and easily accessible. With features like real-time validation and audit trails, Redwood simplifies the posting of journal entries and helps maintain accurate trial balances.

Discover why automating journal entry upload is just the tip of the period close iceberg.

What are the 3 basic rules all journal entries must follow?

All journal entries must follow three fundamental rules to ensure accurate financial records. First, each entry must involve at least two accounts in a double-entry system, where one account is debited and another is credited. Second, the total debits must always equal the total credits, maintaining the accounting equation's balance. Third, each journal entry should include a date, description and amount to be debited and credited.

Following these rules helps maintain accurate and reliable financial statements. It ensures that all transactions related to cash flow, accounts receivable or bank accounts are recorded correctly. This process supports preparing a trial balance, which is essential for identifying discrepancies and preparing for financial audits.

Get yourself off the manual journal treadmill at the month-end.