Why does Quicken has a different beginning balance than my paper statement

Rottybaby Member
The beginning balance on most of my accounts is different than my paper statements and it won't allow me to correct it. Does anyone else have this problem and if so what did you do to fix it.


  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are you talking about the beginning balance on the overall account ... or on a reconciliation?

    Q user since February, 1990. DOS Version 4
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Business & Personal
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP

  • Sherlock
    Sherlock Member ✭✭✭✭
    If the reconciled opening balance has changed, a reconciled transaction has been added, modified, or deleted.  To determine the source of the change, I suggest you compare the running balance of the account register in the current Quicken file with the running balance of the account register from a Quicken file backup saved when the account was last reconciled.  One way to accomplish this is to print the registers to text files.
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