Balancing Your Checking Account

This form will assist you in balancing your checking account.  Please complete all the information for the Statement Balance and Register Balance forms, and click the Calculate Balance buttons near the bottom of the page.   When the Adjusted Statement and Adjusted Check Register Balances at the bottom of the page equals each other, you have balanced your checking account!  If they do not equal each other, make sure all the information entered is correct and complete, and calculate and compare balances again.

Statement Balance Adjustment

Step1

Enter Ending Balance of Statement:


Step 2:
Go through your check copies/stubs or check register and mark off each check listed as paid, as well as deposits and withdrawals, on your statement.  If you have written a check, deposited funds/money, or made withdrawals not listed on your statement, follow the instructions below to complete the fill-in section.
  • Enter type of transaction (unpaid checks, deposits, and withdrawals) shown in your register and not on your statement.
  • Enter amount of the transaction
  • The BALANCE column is computed for you when you click the CALCULATE BALANCE button near the bottom of the page
Transaction Amount Balance
.

Step 3:

Click "Calculate Balance", and your final account balance will be displayed!

Adjusted Statement Balance:

Register Balance Adjustment

Step 1:

Enter Check Register Balance:


Step 2:
Go through your checkbook register and compare recorded items to your statement.  If ATM transactions, interest, fees/charges, incoming transfers (to your checking account), and outgoing transfers (from your checking account) are not recorded already in your checkbook register, follow the instructions below to complete the fill-in section.
  • Enter type of transaction (ATM, interest, fee/charge, and transfers) shown on your statement and not in your register.
  • Enter amount of the transaction
  • The BALANCE column is computed for you when you click the CALCULATE BALANCE button near the bottom of the page
Transaction Amount Balance
.

Step 3:

Click "Calculate Balance", and your final book balance will be displayed!

Adjusted Check Register Balance:

The Adjusted Statement Balance and Adjust Check Register Balance should equal each other.   If they equal each other, you have balanced your checking account!  If they do not equal each other, make sure all the information entered is correct and complete, and calculate and compare balances again.