The concept you mentioned, I can agree with. But like I said, my balance is
the exact amount as my monthly statements including the cash amount as long
as I don't complete a reconciliation. So I fail to see that how something
can be off, especially by that large amount. My cash value, lets say is
$100K and when I try to reconcile, it shows $-13K, that’s going to put a
At the end of each month, I can view the amounts in each fund, securities &
cash by looking at the "Detail View" and setting the date, for example 6/30,
the end of the previous month. The account balance including cash balance
(which usually includes a few bucks cash value added for the month) shows
the correct balance. It's just when I click "Reconcile" that the number
"Prior Cash Balance" changes to some ridicules negative number.
I have 6-Brokerage Accounts and none of the others have this issue. Why
would there be a problem with only one. I have, the past accepted the
adjustment which throws the account off. So I end up deleting the
adjustment to bring it back into balance.
"John Pollard" wrote in message
I did the validation and was surprised to see so many errors that could not
be fixed. However, I fixed all of them. I still have the same issue so it
did not help in this matter. I also ran the "Tool" which also did not help.
The problem still exist. Can anyone help.
Using Quicken 2015 Home & Business (Release 8)
I have a brokerage account that cannot be reconciled for this reason. When
viewing the account in the normal window, it accurately displays the Cash
Balance. However, when I try to reconcile the account each month, the
Reconcile Popup shows a different Cash Balance as shown:
Prior Cash Balance: -13,300.49.
For me to correct this negative number by adding an adjustment, will cause
the Actual Cash Balance to be wrong it will be wrong when viewing the
register mode. At the bottom it gives me 3-items:
Securities Value, Cash Balance, & Total Market Value. All of these are
correct as long as I don't reconcile.
Quicken does not save the reconcile ending balance.
Each time you initiate a reconcile, Quicken adds up the amounts of all
existing reconciled transactions in the account and presents that amount as
the reconcile opening balance ("prior cash balance" in investment accounts).
If that opening reconcile balance is incorrect, the net amount of reconciled
transactions has changed since your previous successful reconcile. A
previously un-reconciled transaction could have been marked as reconciled. A
previously reconciled transaction could have marked as un-reconciled (or
deleted). A previously reconciled transaction could have had its amount
If the opening balance difference is preventing a successful reconcile, you
will need to determine what got changed since your previous reconcile, and
modify transactions accordingly before starting the reconcile. Since you're
only reconciling the cash balance in an investment account, you only need to
look at transactions that can affect the cash balance.