I need to record a transaction in a journal.
If I take the date of the paper receipt, this might be different to the date on my bank statement.
Which one should I use? Should I use one, and then record the other in some notes?
In general, if you have several source documents that "prove" a financial transaction has taken place, what should be the process to translate these to financial records?
The reasons might be for auditing, reconciling with source documents, tax or management purposes.