2016-12-07 00:00:00 Accounting Errors English Fixing an accounting mistake doesn't have to be complicated or challenging. Working backwards can help you identify and correct an error. https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/ca_qrc/uploads/2017/10/accountant-reviews-books-for-errors.jpg https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/accounting-errors/fixing-accounting-errors/ Fixing Accounting Errors

Fixing Accounting Errors

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When inputting significant amounts of accounting data, it is easy to make a mistake. However, it is easy to fix a mistake as well. A common accounting mistake is an error of omission, which arises when an accounting entry is missed entirely. If you are unsure why your books aren’t balancing at the end of a period, use a miscellaneous clearing account to balance your books until you locate the missed entry.

A very common mistake is a transposition error, which occurs when you input numbers incorrectly in a reverse order. To detect if a transposition error has been made, review your trial balance and see if there is a difference between your debits and credits. If the difference is divisible by 9, you have probably made a transposition error.

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