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Old 03-05-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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How come some of my entry turn to imbalance-USD?

I'm pretty new to Gnucash. I'm helping out my friend's little shop and just finished entering the whole transactions of 2012.

(We were using an old fashion bookkeeping notebook. We started to use Gnucash the end of last year, and I just finished entering everything from 2012!)

One mysterious things is that most of transactions in January showed up in the account 'imbalance-USD', and one or two in few other month after January.

I don't remember doing anything different from other transactions that didn't show up in 'imbalance-USD', and when I look at the checking account register, they look exactly same with all other entries.

Could anyone tell me what to do with this?
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gnucash is a double entry accounting program. It will automatically create an imbalance account with the offending transaction when credits and debits don't balance out. I'm not an accountant ( my mother always wanted me to take an accounting class) but ask the bookkeeper that was keeping the old notebook to determine where those imbalanced transactions should go and you can delete that entry from the imbalanced-usd account.

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