bank reconciliation statement

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A statement that reconciles the bank balance in the books of an organization with the bank statement. Differences may be due to cheques drawn by the organization but not yet presented to the bank, bank charges deducted from the account not yet notified to the organization, and payments made to the bank but not yet recorded by the organization. Bank reconciliations are usually performed weekly or monthly and are a form of internal control check.

Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

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