Trying to reconcile Quickbooks checking account for the first time and don't understand the beginning balance field. Originally deposited an amount of $ to open the account and paid most of that out through a cashier's check which was drawn on my checking account. My first statement-from last year starts in May '00. Tried to enter the beginning balance from the statement and that didn't work, tried to enter the orginal amount of $ used to start the account and a message box pops up that says "The open balance is the sum of all previously cleard transactions for the selected account. This amount cannot be edited." So, my question is, what amount can I enter to start my beginning balance? Thanks for any help on this.