Journals indicate which ledger accounts to debit and credit.
The value will be entered twice into the accounts. Once as a debit in one account, and once as a credit in another account.
A bookkeeper needs to learn how to process debits and credits to ensure the ledgers are accurate. It is not that difficult because there are only five main account categories within the ledgers, so only five to learn.
For example, one main ledger category is expenses. They are always debited when money is spent on an expense. The opposite credit entry will be made in the bank account which can be found in the assets ledger category.
It is important for bookkeepers to understandwhich accounts to debit and which to credit.