Beginning Balance possibly not matching

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I am trying to reconcile my checking acct. The # of transactions and $ amount of both debits and credits match what is printed on the statement but Quicken still shows the account is not balanced. This leads me to believe that the beginning balances do not match. How can I correct this when in the beginning of the reconciling procedure the beginning balance field is not displayed to allow me to make a correction to it?

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    If the beginning balance of the reconcile is changing from what they were, it is because the Reconciled transactions have changed.

    The opening balance of the reconcile is the sum total of all of the R transactions in the register and is calculated at the time of reconciliation and not stored for future reference.

    What could change that # is one of the following:
    1. a blank or C was changed to a R
    2. an R was changed to a blank or C
    3. the amount of an R was changed
    4. a new transaction was marked R to begin with
    5. a R transaction was deleted
    This could be anywhere in that account's register, all the way back to the Opening Balance.

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  • brucestacy
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    Is there a report that would show if any of the above happened ?
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Is there a report that would show if any of the above happened ?
    Nope.  As far as the Opening Balance of an account changing, we suggest that you enter the OB amount in the Memo field for easy future reference.
    Sorting on the CLR column will point out any Rs that changed to C or blank.  Changed amounts just take a lot of manual comparisons to prior backups.

    -splasher using Q continuously since 1996
    - Subscription Quicken - Win11 and QW2013 - Win11
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