This article details how to reconcile the beginning balance for a bank account if it was not automatically reconciled by QuickBooks.
QuickBooks automatically reconciles the beginning balance if you enter it during the EasyStep interview or when you create the bank account. If you enter the opening balance in the account register after the bank account was created, you will see a “0.00” for beginning balance in the Reconcile window. In this case, you need to reconcile the beginning balance.
There are two ways to reconcile the beginning balance.