How to reconcile a bank account on Sage 300 Bank Services

Steps:

  1. Open Common Services > Bank Services > Bank Transactions > Reconcile Statements.
  2. In the Bank Code field, specify the bank account to reconcile.
  3. In the Reconciliation Description field, enter a description for the reconciliation.
  4. On the Summary tab:
    1. In the Statement Date field, enter the bank statement date.
    2. In the Statement Balance field, enter the ending balance from the bank statement.
    3. In the Reconciliation Date field, specify the date to which to post the reconciliation. You can reconcile outstanding transactions posted up to and including this date.
    4. Click Calculate to update the amounts displayed on the Summary tab.
      • Note: The Calculate button is available if the Adjusted Bank Balance and the Adjusted Book Balance are not equal.
    5. Click Save.  The Out of Balance by field may display a non-zero amount that you need to reconcile.  There are several reasons your account may not balance:
      • The statement ending balance is incorrect.
      • A transaction that your bank assigned to the bank account is missing from the bank
        statement.
      • A check or deposit cleared the bank with an amount different than that recorded in
        Bank Services, but you have not changed the Reconciliation Cleared Amount
        accordingly.
      • A check, deposit, or return has the wrong status. Either the item has cleared the
        bank but still has the status Outstanding or In Transit, or the item has not cleared
        the bank yet but is marked Cleared.
      • A bank entry was made for the wrong amount.
      • A check or deposit that appears on the bank statement has not yet been posted.
      • You use the Reconciliation tab to reconcile the balances and record adjustments.
  5. On the Reconciliation tab:
    1. Use the Display, Transaction Type, and Sort By fields to filter outstanding deposits or
      withdrawals, and sort them by date or transaction number.
      • Tip: You can save your selections for these fields, so they appear automatically the
        next time you use the Reconcile Statements screen. To save your selections, click Save Settings As Defaults on the Settings menu.
    2. Reconcile balances and record adjustments:
      • Clear individual deposits and withdrawals, and reverse withdrawals. For more
        information, see “Clearing a Transaction” (page 33).
      • Clear entire ranges of withdrawals or deposits that your bank has processed. For
        more information, see “Clearing a Range of Transactions” (page 34).
      • Record and post a bank transaction that does not exist in Sage 300. For more
        information, see “Adding Bank Entries” (page 18).
      • Review the receipts for a selected deposit that has multiple receipts, and drill down
        to the original entries. You can also clear individual receipts within the selected
        deposit, if you set the deposit’s status to Reconcile By Deposit Detail. For more
        information, see “Clearing an Individual Receipt in a Deposit” (page 35).
    3. Click Save.
  6. On the Summary tab, check that the Out of Balance by field displays zero. If it does not:
    1. Print the Reconciliation Status report by clicking Print on the File menu.
    2. Compare the report to the bank statement, looking for the reasons for the Out Of Balance amount.
    3. Make any necessary corrections, and then click Calculate.
      • When the Out of Balance by field displays zero, the adjusted bank balance and the adjusted book balance are equal. This means that the bank account is reconciled, and you can post the bank reconciliation.
  7. Compare the bank balance to the G/L account balance, to ensure that they reconcile. (If you
    use Sage 300 General Ledger, use the Book Balance screen to check the G/L account balance.)
  8. Click Save, and then click Close.

Support

If necessary, seek the assistance of Acute Data Systems to help provide assistance with this process.