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What is reconciling?

Learn about bank account reconciliation and how it helps keep your QuickBooks accounts accurate.

Just like balancing your chequebook, you need to review your bank and card accounts in QuickBooks to make sure they match your real-life bank accounts. This is called “reconciling.”

How it works

When you reconcile, you compare your bank statement to what’s in QuickBooks for a specific period of time. Your task is to make sure everything matches. In the end, the difference between QuickBooks and your bank accounts should be $0.00, although processing payments can sometimes cause a small gap.

When to reconcile

It’s a good idea to reconcile your accounts every month. You’ll learn more about your business each time, and rest easy knowing your info in QuickBooks is 100% accurate. Reconciliations also help you:

  • Know your business' net worth in real-time.
  • Catch errors (which makes tax time much easier).
  • Have better conversations with your accountant.

Start reconciling your accounts

Learn how to reconcile your accounts in QuickBooks Online.

Learn how to reconcile your accounts in  QuickBooks Desktop.

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