wish: Account reconciliation dialog/workflow for Bank Accounts

Bug #1099033 reported by DonV
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Maxime DOYEN

Bug Description

I miss the reconciliation workflow feature I was used to from another major home financial tracking software package, would love to see this feature in HomeBank.

Suggested Workflow:
-Select account, choose Reconcile.
-Window opens with the remembered last statement date and balance for the account plus a list of any transactions entered since that date
-User enters any interest or fees showing on the latest/current account statement, plus the ending date and balance from that statement into provided data fields
-User clicks on transactions listed as they are validated against the statement, toggles "validated" status
-A "difference" amount is displayed for the delta between the (sum of the prior balance, validated transactions and entered interest and fees) and the current entered statement ending balance
-Transactions could be added, edited or deleted as required from the list as the user reviews their statement
-A properly reconciled account would have a "difference" amount of zero (0). When reached, user could click to close the reconciliation window, store the fee and interest entries as transactions and update the remembered "last statement date" and balance to the entered statement ending date and balance.

Thanks for your consideration.

BTW, I'm using HomeBank 4.4 on Linux Mint Debian Edition.

DonV (donv)
description: updated
papukaija (papukaija)
tags: removed: bank reconcile statement verify
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen)
Changed in homebank:
assignee: nobody → Maxime Doyen (mdoyen)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen)
summary: - Wish: Account reconciliation dialog/workflow for Bank Accounts
+ wish: Account reconciliation dialog/workflow for Bank Accounts
Revision history for this message
Peter Toth (toth-psk) wrote :

This is a great idea. The reconciliation would be much easier.

Revision history for this message
Michael Holmes (zen-michael) wrote :

I'd be interested in attempting to help code this.

Revision history for this message
STEPHAN GUILLOUX (stephan67400) wrote :

Good idea.
Really missing to HomeBank.
I was about to request the same "wish".

Revision history for this message
Mike Timlett (miketimblue) wrote :

I REALLY like Homebank and am happy using it but it does really miss this feature. It would make a great product even better.

Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen)
tags: added: data-structure transaction usability
Revision history for this message
Richard Sutton (rsutton43) wrote :

I, too, really miss this feature. I'm sure it is not trivial but would be a great addion to this great program.

Revision history for this message
Pascal RAULT (mongo84) wrote :


In addition to this wish posted by DonV, could it be possible to allow to reconcile the operations with the space bar (or another keyboard shortcut that could be parameted by the user) instead of typing the pointing button at the bottom of the window.
That would allow to work on the reconciliation without having to move the mouse from the operation line to the pointing button each time you reconcile : you select the operation, you click on the choosen keyboard shortcut to reconcile.

Many thanks

Revision history for this message
Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen) wrote :

So far the process describe into the documentation can be achieved without a dedicated window for that: http://homebank.free.fr/help/use-reconcile.html
I don't see what is needed additional to this.

@Pascal: there is already existing shortcuts
look at the transaction > Status submenu
space bar is already a gtk standard shortcut

Maxime DOYEN (mdoyen)
tags: removed: data-structure
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers

Related questions

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.