What is the journal entry to record a bonus accrual?
When a bonus is grated to the CEO or any other employee at a company, the company must record an accrued bonus liability. The company would debit bonus expense and credit accrued bonus (liability). When it comes time for the company to pay the cash bonus to the employee, the company would debit accrued bonus and credit cash.
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