Purpose of bank reconciliation
In this article we explain everything you need to know about the bank reconciliation process: what it is, why it is important, how to audit it, etc. We also show you an example of a bank reconciliation performed manually. We also show you an example of a bank reconciliation performed manually. Do you want to discover the benefits of a proper bank reconciliation? Don’t miss the next post!
1. Why is financial control important in the company?2. What is bank reconciliation?3. What are the benefits of bank reconciliation?4. Practical example of manual bank reconciliation6. Best practices7. Infographic: How to solve the most frequent problems of a bank reconciliation?8. How to audit a bank reconciliation?9.
Therefore, financial control refers to the state of corporate finances, allowing finance managers, or the companies themselves, to detect and correct possible deviations that are impacting on the allocated budgets.
Bank reconciliation items
In previous articles we talked about the so-called bank reconciliation, which “is a process that allows the control and reconciliation of the economic values that a company has registered on an account, either current or savings”, to achieve this two methods are used, the first one is called “current salary method” and the second one “found salary method”, where both pursue the same objective, which is to identify the possible differences that exist between a bank account and the accounting balance in the bank account.
It consists of comparing the statement of account sent by the bank with the records recorded in the company’s bank ledger, and then proceeding to adjust the differences until the two balances are equal:
a) Checks in Transit/Pending: those checks issued at the date of performing the reconciliation, but which have not been cashed by the beneficiary at the bank, so they will appear “credited” within the company’s books and will not be “added” in the bank statement until they are cashed.
Example of bank reconciliation
The bank reconciliation process is not mandatory, but if done correctly and periodically, it can bring benefits to the company, such as keeping the accounting up to date, improving control of economic resources, having greater security in the event of an inspection or having quality information for decision making. It is usually done from month to month, but it can be done less frequently if necessary. The differences can be of the following types.
The differences can be of the following types: our unrecognized charges, our unrecognized credits, your unrecognized charges and your unrecognized credits. In addition, there are two formulas to perform it, which are:
Solved exercises on bank reconciliation adjusted balances
The students of the Negotiation and Conciliation module of the Specialization in Private Economic Law of the Faculty of Law, Political and Social Sciences of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia held a forum where different applications of negotiation and conciliation techniques in the practice of lawyers dedicated to private economic law were presented. Below you can see the videos of each conference and the written works of the speakers, who very generously authorized to share this material with all interested parties.
Rarely does one have the opportunity to conduct research on the state of the art of mediators and the results derived from it. The ABA of the United States structured a group to research techniques in mediation (The Task Force on Research on Mediation Techniques).
Regarding the use of language in any context, including conflicts, it is very useful to take into account the research results of Professor Masaru Emoto, who reminds us that words have the power to transform matter. His book “The Messages of Water” explains it in detail. An example to prove the difference between words is the following: