Vareto Finance Glossary

Trial Balance


Trial balance forms part of any company's bookkeeping exercise. This worksheet is a compilation of all ledger balances and further classification into debit and credit accounts. A trial balance is prepared periodically, commonly at the end of each reporting period.


For example, Vareto's utility spend for the month includes different bill categories, each of which amounts to $ 1,000, $ 3,000, $ 2,500, and $ 1,500. The trial balance will therefore reflect a single expense account that will give the total of all these expenses = $ 8,000.

Why it matters

Trial balance is important for businesses as it allows easy identification of financial errors, thorough assessment of profits, and aids the internal auditing process.