Reconciliation Report and Monthly Beginning Balance Don't Match
Hello! So I'm struggling -
I hate accounting and push off getting in QB as much as possible. Therefore, I usually get on and reconcile a few months at a time. We don't have a lot of payments going out the door, so this has worked for me (drives my accountant mother crazy, but it works for me).
I last reconciled July of 2019 in January and everything was perfect. I got on yesterday to reconcile a few more months, and the beginning balance for August is not what my ending balance was for July. I tried undoing the last reconciliation, but that number was off as well. I went back about a year before realizing something else had to be wrong. I ran a reconciliation report and that number for July matches what it should be. My mother suggested I had changed a transaction or cleared something without realizing it, but I literally do nothing in Quickbooks unless I'm reconciling. I do open it daily as I use QB POS software and I exchange data between the two. But I personally make no changes to anything in QB.
Any idea how to get the right opening balance without making a journal entry expense to clear it? I've tried verifying/rebuilding the file and that did nothing.