Reconciling the first bank reconciliation

Alerts and notices

If this is the first bank account reconcile for a client in Accounting CS, and you have prior transactions that should be removed before you begin the current reconcile, follow these steps to clear them.

In this example, the following transactions need to be removed before you begin the new January reconcile.

Date Ref. No. Transaction Description Amount
11/30/2016 BegBal Beginning Balance 10,587.17
12/31/2016 1584 Directory of Employment Security -91.56
12/31/2016 1585 Illinois Department of Revenue -383.42
12/31/2016 1586 Internal Revenue Service -1,988.71
12/15/2016 1502 Office Depot -128.32
Net effect 7,995.16
  1. Within the Statement Information of the General Information Tab of Actions > Reconcile Bank Accounts enter the beginning and ending statement dates for the month of December 2016 leaving the boxes below at zero.
  2. Mark the items that need to be removed from the reconciles as cleared, leaving any items in transit uncleared.  Enter the total net effect of the cleared items in the Beginning Balance box of the Statement information. In this example, we cleared every transaction listed in the table above (including the beginning balance transaction). We'll enter the net effect of the transactions of 7,995.16.Show me
  3. Finalize the reconciliation.
  4. Begin the new (January) reconcile replacing the Beginning Balance field with the beginning balance amount from the January Bank statement.

This process, also known as creating a fake bank rec, is useful when starting the first reconcile in Accounting CS after converting from Creative Solutions Accounting (CSA) or have transactions that need to be removed from the reconcile window.

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