To post jobs, you must first set up posting accounts for each posting group. Job posting groups define the relationship between jobs and the general ledger.

Each job must belong to a posting group because the job's posting group tells Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central where to post the transactions that are associated with that job.

To create a job posting group, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Search for page icon in the upper-right corner of the page, enter job posting groups, and then select the related link.

  2. Select New.

  3. In the Code field, enter the code of the job posting group.

  4. In the Description field, enter the name of the job posting group.

Screenshot of the job posting groups page.

A posting group lets you define the work in process (WIP) accounts, cost and sales that are applied, adjustment accounts, and G/L expense sales accounts. The accounts that you need to configure depend on the WIP method that you use. The following table describes each account and the WIP methods for which they are used.

Field Description Bal / P&L WIP methods
WIP Costs Acc Calculated cost of the job WIP. Balance – asset All
WIP Accrued Costs Acc WIP adjustment requires that usage costs that are posted to the income statement be increased. Balance – accrued liability Cost Value, Cost of Sales
Job/Item/Resource/G/L Costs Applied Acc Balance account to the WIP Costs Account. P&L – negative expense All
Job Cost Adj. Acc Balance account to the WIP Accrued Costs Account. P&L – expense Cost Value, Cost of Sales
G/L Expense Acc (Contract) Sales account that will be used for general ledger expenses. P&L – sales All
WIP Accrued Sales Acc WIP account for the calculated sales value of the WIP. Balance – accrued revenue Sales Value, % of completion
WIP Invoiced Sales Acc Account for the invoiced sales value of the WIP that is not able to be recognized. Balance – unearned revenue All
Job Sales Applied Acc Balance account to the WIP Invoiced Sales Account. P&L – contra income All
Job Sales Adj. Acc Balance account to the WIP Job Sales Account. P&L – income Sales Value
Recognized Costs Acc Expense account with the recognized costs for the job. P&L – expense All
Recognized Sales Acc Income account with the recognized income for the job. P&L – income All

You can create as many posting groups as you need in Business Central.