Reconciling my Bank Account


  My Records   Bank Records
Account-book     Statement    
Balance: A. Balance:  
Add deposits not credited:    
(date) (deposit)   (date) (deposit)  
Total deposits: B.    
Subtract outstanding debits:    
Cash withdrawals:      
Cheques not cleared:      
Credit card transactions:      
Debits not recorded:      
Other debits:      
Bank service fees:      
Total withdrawals C.    
Reconciled balance D.    

If the two amounts are the same, you have balanced and your job is over. If there is a difference, something is wrong. There may be a mistake on the statement or in your records. Verify until you balance. Make any corrections/additions/deletions to your account book to bring it up to date.

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