This article includes suggestions and workarounds. Content may not be accurate for all use cases or represent best practices for the latest release.
Why am I getting an error message saying that my account is invalid when creating a journal entry?
When creating a journal entry (JE), only accounts in the GL tree that are not system accounts can be selected; however, you can get an error message if your account is listed as an intercompany account in the account settings.Intercompany accounts are designed to only apply to elimination rules so they cannot be selected in a journal entry.
As a workaround, you can create a new account that is specifically designed for journal entires, ad use a common parent to both your intercompany account and your newly created JE account. The common parent will sum the values of the intercompany account and the JE account.