How to Fix Sage 50 Balance Sheet Out of Balance

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Balance sheet is the main financial statement of the company that summarizes the assets, liabilities, income and expenditure at a particular date. Balance sheet provides valuable insight about the financial strength of your organization. It is divided into five main sections: fixed assets, current assets, creditors due within one year, creditors due after one year, and capital and reserves.

For accurate analysis and prediction of your company’s profit and loss, it is of utmost importance for your balance sheets to be error-free. However, since large amount of data is involved while creating a balance sheet, accounting errors do occur which, if not corrected timely, can lead to an incorrect prediction of your company’s financial health.

Different Sage 50 Balance Sheet Out of Balance

Here are some of the issues that might occur while preparing a balance sheet on Sage 50 Accounting software:

  • Retained Earnings account balance is incorrect
  • Accounts have different balance on the last day of last fiscal year and first day of current fiscal year, with no transaction
  • Accounts did not close to the retained earnings account
  • Retained Earnings account amount have been fragmented to another account

Sage Technical SUpport

Step to fix Sage 50 Balance Sheet Out of Balance

Follow the below mentioned steps to quickly and easily fix balance sheet issues with your Sage 50 Accounting software:

Check for damaged transaction errors

  1. Click Reports & Forms and go to General Ledger.
  2. Select the General Ledger report.
  3. Now click Options and change Time Frame to All.
  4. Click OK.
  5. If an error message appears, close the error message and the General Ledger report.
  6. Select a Report or Form.
  7. Click File and then click Data Verification.
  8. Select Both tests and click Start.
  9. Save the backup.
  10. The tests will start automatically when this completes.
  11. Once the Data Verification process has finished, check the account balance.
  12. Your general ledger should now be in balance.

Integrity Checks

If the general ledger balance is still incorrect, or is out of balance, then you need to run the integrity check. For this,

  1. Let all other users close Sage 50.
  2. Now go to Tasks, then go to System and select Change Accounting Period.
  3. Select period 01 and click OK.
  4. Next, select Help and go to Customer Support and Service and select Integrity Check.
    • Run Chart of Accounts/Journal Synchronization test.
    • Check the account balances. The General Ledger should now be in balance.

If the account balance is still incorrect, then

  1. Go to Integrity Check and click
    • Select Journal Balances box and click OK.
    • Now access Integrity Check and click Continue.
    • Select G/L Balances box and then click OK.
    • Check the account balances. The General Ledger should now be in balance.

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