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Beginning balance different from Previous Closing Balance - Bank Reconciliation

J WhiteJ White Member Posts: 20
edited August 2019 in Accounts Hosted
I am a bit stumped.

What may cause a difference between the cleared balance on one bank reconciliation and the beginning balance on the following bank reconciliation?

This question includes the following issues;

The bank reconciliation had a Cleared Balance of $31,000 
The next bank reconciliation had a Beginning Balance of $1,000
2 transactions were entered twice, once on the first recon and again on the second recon (only appeared once on the bank statement)
Co-incidentally the net effect of these 2 transactions is $30,000

The discrepancy report has not shown any issues.

Any suggestions?

Comments

  • ZappyZappy Accredited Partner Posts: 4,655 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Unreconcile the bank and reconcile it again
  • FizzerFizzer Member Posts: 18
    edited January 2017
    Balances are affected any time you modify an old entry, usually you get a warning window with a simple OK button. I find doing a correction say in last month will blow the start balance, simply enter the same amount and same date of your last successful reconciliation, make sure you tick to hide entries after that date (top right) then the unreconciled entries should show up in the lists. Best of luck.
  • Jacqui AllenJacqui Allen Member Posts: 242
    edited February 2017
    You said the transactions were entered twice, no doubt you've deleted the duplicate entries however the $30 you deleted was cleared. As Fizzer said, simply enter the same amount and same date of your last successful reconciliation, make sure you tick to hide entries after that date (top right) then the un-reconciled entries should show up in the lists.
  • ZappyZappy Accredited Partner Posts: 4,655 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    If you are going to rereconcile the bank you need to reconcile the transactipn at the date it was originally reconciled. If you reconcile it at the most recent date your previous reconciliations will be incorrect
  • Jacqui AllenJacqui Allen Member Posts: 242
    edited February 2017
    correct see, that is why it is suggested to enter the same date as the original rec.
  • ZappyZappy Accredited Partner Posts: 4,655 ✭✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Yes thats correct. Im in the habit of recomciling every day.
  • Jacqui AllenJacqui Allen Member Posts: 242
    edited February 2017
    That's a good habit of you 100s of transaction every day
  • Heather SandersHeather Sanders Member Posts: 46
    edited February 2017
    You can check the error with the reconciliation discrepancy report. You can in reconcile and re reconcile but I strong recommend a backup first.
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