Your Balance Sheet in accrual basis shows out of balance as the amount of Total Assets does not equal the sum of Total Liabilities and Total Equities (A = L + E).

This is due to three common causes:

  • Your data file is damaged.
  • You have entered or linked transactions that are not compatible.
  • You are using multi-currency.


  • Test the Balance Sheet report
  • Back up the QuickBooks company file before trying any of the solutions outlined in this article.
  • If you are in a multi-user environment, having multiple computers setup to host the QuickBooks company file may cause damage to your file and your balance sheet may go out of balance. To fix the problem, resolve the data damage and make sure that only the server computer is hosting your company file.
  • Around 70% of the time, balance sheet out of balance is resolved by the steps outlined in Solution 1. Make sure to rebuild, verify and check the qbwin logs before you proceed to Solutions 2 and 3.

    Resolve a Balance Sheet out of balance in accrual basis

    Solution 1: Use basic data damage troubleshooting

    1. Resolve data damage issues (basic troubleshooting)
    2. Use qbwin.log to identify and resolve errors.
    3. Run the Balance Sheet and check the balances.