On the bank account there is a duplicate of salaries paid per month because there is a consolidated line items for this in addition to the entries per employee. I need to reduce the bank balance and corresponding current liability in respect of this but it seems I cannot post from the bank account directly or journal the entry. Please advise.
Can I just confirm the situation here?
You have, in your bank statement, duplicate entries for salaries. Are any of them tagged, and if so, how?
Have you created the duplicate entries? What do they represent compared to the other entries?