> On Feb 14, 2018, at 8:23 AM, Rich Shepard <rshep...@appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Feb 2018, John Ralls wrote:
>> Try this: Set the Start of Adjusting/Closing on 1 Jan 2017 and the Date of
>> Report on 30 June 2017. If it's in balance, change the report date to 30
>> September, otherwise to 31 March. If it's now (or still) in balance change
>> it again to halfway between the current date and the out-of-balance date.
>> Keep doing that until you find the first date where it's out of balance,
>> then use the General Ledger to look at all of the transactions on that
>> date. One of them is off. Fix it and repeat the process until it's in
>> balance for the year.
> John,
>  This is how we used to find bugs in programs before debuggers were
> available, but I didn't think of applying it to the bookkeeping application.
>  Found some, perhaps a half-dozen, and fixed those. All is split
> transactions, as David Carlson suggested.
>  What's strange is that now all split transactions have their imbalances
> removed, the total imbalance is greater than before. :-(
>  There are no stock, bond, or foreign currency transations, all US$ in
> checks or cash. If you have further ideas where these discrepancies might be
> hiding please let me know and I'll check them. Otherwise, each non-split
> transaction is balanced between the asset account (checking or cash) and an
> expense or liability account.

Is the trial balance report in balance on 1 Jan 2017?

John Ralls

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