I'll share some information about entering older bank transactions. You'll need to have an account to enter your bank transactions into QuickBooks. It is where you record all your check and cash transactions your business has during an accounting period.
To create an account:
Go to the Accounting menu.
Select Chart of Accounts.
Click New. Then, enter the Account details.
Hit Save and Close.
About the journal entry, you can create it if you're keeping your books manually. Otherwise, your transactions will be recorded directly into your general ledger.
What I am trying to do is manually add transactions off of my bank statement that cannot be uploaded with the usual CSV etc. The accounts are already in my Chart of Accounts, but many of the transactions need to go into accounts the do to have a register. I do not understand how to add a transaction for an account that does not have a register. That's why I thought maybe I could just make a journal entry for accounts that do not have a register for each bank transaction ?
I appreciate you getting back to us and providing some clarification on your concern, @VMR302.
Allow me to fill you in on everything about adding bank transactions manually in QuickBooks Online (QBO).
When you manually add your bank transactions in QuickBooks that affect your bank or credit card accounts, you should create an account for it. Even you create a journal entry for these transactions, it requires you to associate posting accounts. That said, all your bank transactions should go into a register.
Most importantly, I still recommend checking with your accountant for more guidance on recording this. They may add suggestions based on what's more suitable for your business and to your books.