Definition of General Ledger Reconciliation

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A business performs general ledger reconciliations to ensure that the account balances listed in its books are correct. Reconciliation is an essential step in keeping track of the value of the business' assets, as well as the extent of its liabilities.

The General Ledger

A Checkbook Example

Ledger Reconciliations


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