Account reconciliation is a validation that the balance in the account is correct. Account balances are valid at a point in time, but business conditions keep changing. Companies face serious penalties for failing to reconcile.
What form does the validation take? Depends on the type of account. A senior accounting role ends up managing this process in Excel, most times the person is a CPA. Not a good use of their time!
Account Reconciliation is focused on the balance sheet, but it can be used for P&L Variance Analysis and Balance Sheet Variance Analysis, or even for alignment between the GL and Consolidation system, if required.
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