“Balance the books”

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💡 This phrase means to make sure that a business’s financial records are correct and in order. It means balancing your income, expenses, and other financial transactions to keep your finances in good shape.

💼 Within the field of accountancy, “balancing the books” is important for accurate financial reporting, budgeting, and making decisions. It is the process of carefully looking over and matching up financial data to make sure it is correct and open.

📊 Here are some examples of how to use this idiom:

1️⃣ “As a financial analyst, one of my responsibilities is to balance the books at the end of each quarter to ensure accurate financial reporting.”

2️⃣ “Our finance team has been working diligently to balance the books and identify any discrepancies in the financial statements.”

3️⃣  “Balancing the books is an important part of auditing because it makes sure that all financial transactions are recorded and accounted for correctly.”

Did you already know? If not, try using this expression in a business setting and let me know how it goes.

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