Karan In: 1. Financial Accounting > Accounting Terms & Basics What is the principal book of accounts? What is the principal book of accounts? Share Facebook You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Need An Account, Sign Up Here 1 Answer Voted Recent AbhishekBatabyal Helpful Pursuing CA, BCOM (HONS) 2021-10-16T11:06:20+00:00Added an answer on October 16, 2021 at 11:06 am This answer was edited. The term “principal book of accounts” refers to the set of ledgers that an entity prepares to group the similar transactions recorded as journal entries under an account. So to put it simply, the principal book of accounts mean ledgers. Ledgers are prepared by posting the debits and credits of a journal entry to the respective accounts. A ledger groups the transactions concerning the same account. For example, Mr B is a debtor of X Ltd. Hence all the transactions entered into with Mr. will be grouped into the ledger Mr B A/c in the books of X Ltd. Ledgers are of utmost importance because all the information to any account can be known by its ledger. Preparation of ledger is very important because all the information to any account can be known by its ledger. Ledgers also display the balance of each and every account which may be debit or credit. This helps in the preparation of the trial balance and subsequently the financial statements of an entity. Hence, it is the most important book of accounts and calling it the ‘books of final entry’ is also justified. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Related Questions What are some examples of deferred revenue expenses? Are brands intangible assets? What comes in debit side of Realisation account? What is recorded in the Realisation account? What is not included in Realisation account? What is recorded on the credit side of a Realisation account? Can accounts payable have a debit balance?