Bank Reconciliation, accounting homework help

What is the purpose of a bank reconciliation?  What are the reasons for differences between the cash reported in the accounting records, and the cash balance in the bank statements? 

Let your peers know what happens to the discrepancies between the book balance and the bank balance.  Could these differences just be written off?

Guided Response:

A bank reconciliation reconciles the bank account balance per the books to the actual bank balance.  Outstanding checks, deposits in transit, and bank errors are reasons there are differences between the cash reported in the accounting records and the cash balance in the bank statements.

Must reference chapters and in-text used as:

K Wainwright, S. (Ed.). (2012). Principles of Accounting: Volume I . San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Must reference videos used in the instructions.

instructions.docx

03ch_accounting_volumei.pdf

04ch_accounting_volumei.pdf

 
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