[GNC] Trial Balance Error
smada46 at hotmail.com
Sun May 23 16:39:16 EDT 2021
I recently ran a Trial Balance report for the first time. Debits and credits different by tens of thousands. Most problems were easy to find and got the difference down to about $161.50. I walked the difference first by year, then by month and then by day until I found the day where it went from balanced (11/19/20) to unbalanced (11/20/20). Then ran a transaction report for 11/20/21. There were only two, sale of a stock and a dividend for another stock.
The dividend entry had a debit with a corresponding credit in the correct accounts. The stock sale proceeds showed a debit for my sweep account (asset) but no credit for any other account although it showed a credit for the number of shares sold. Checked the stock account and sweep account and everything looked good. I ran a balance sheet for the day and assets minus liabilities equaled total equity. Finally, I did a side by side, line by line comparison of the 11/19/20 and 11/20/20 Trial Balance reports. Everything matched perfectly with the exception of the bank sweep account and the stock dividend account which reflected the transactions for 11/20/20. The only other differences was the unrealized gains for stocks and the daily downloaded stock prices from 11/19/20 to 11/20/20. I do not know what else to do to try to find the error. Any thoughts or recommendations?
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