What adjustments are made to a bank balance when preparing a balance reconciliation?
On the bank side of the bank reconciliation, you start with the ending balance per the bank statement, you add deposits in transit and subtract outstanding checks. The adjusted represents the adjusted bank balance that is compared to the adjusted bank balance.
The visual below illustrates the full bank reconciliation process, and the adjustments to the bank are on the left side!
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