Erroneous Prior Balance Adjustments

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I have been a user of Quicken for several decades, and have started to have unusual things happen when trying to reconcile.

Some ledger entries were dated for April, when they should have been dated for March, so the ledger dates were in April when I reconciled them for the March statement. I corrected them after reconciling.

Now, when I go to reconcile April, a window pops up that says "There are 2 transactions dated after 4/30/24 that are already reconciled. You may have entered the wrong statement ending date, or you may be reconciling this account out of order."

I have searched the ledger, and there are no future reconciled entries all the way out to 12 months.

For April's reconciliation, I have the correct Prior Balance, the correct Ending Balance, and correct Ending Date. These match the bank statement.

In the reconciliation window, it says there is a Prior Balance Adjustment of -$330. This number is a mystery because all the previous reconciliations are zeroed; all the way back to 10/2022.

I have gone through the transactions one by one, multiple times, and I come up with the same result of a $330 difference. The Deposits amount matches the statement, as well as the Payments amount.

I think I have triggered a bug in the software somehow. It is frustrating beyond belief. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    I read your post and want to try to help, but a little more information would be helpful…

    Some ledger entries were dated for April, when they should have been dated for March, so the ledger dates were in April when I reconciled them for the March statement. I corrected them after reconciling.

    Did these two transactions date in April clear your bank in March? Or were they manual transactions you entered in April but later changed the dates back to March. You said you reconciled them for the March statement, so that's why I was confused. If they were on your March bank statement, and in Quicken you were reconciling through March 31, these transactions wouldn't have appeared in the reconcile window. Did you change the reconciliation date to sometime April in order to have these two transactions appear int he reconcile window so you could check them off?

    What were the amounts of these two transactions?

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  • Jon
    Jon SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    In addition to @jacobs questions, is the current balance in your register correct? Or does it appear to be off by $330 also? If it's off, then one thing to do is scroll all the way back to the earliest date in your register & see if there's an erroneous Balance Adjustment transaction at the beginning of your account. Your account might have a Live Balance Adjustment transaction to establish the balance when the register starts that needs to be corrected.

  • GreggWag
    GreggWag Member
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    I don't remember exactly the sequence of things. It's possible that I changed the reconcile end date, though unlikely. I do remember being surprised by the incorrect April transaction dates when I discovered them. The transactions were on the March bank statement. I don't remember which ones they were, though there are two checks that equal that amount; it's possible it was those. We don't write many checks anymore.

    There are no balance adjustments when I established the quicken accounts.