You are monitoring the funds you have right now, so you need to enter today’s date.
Cash On Hand
Balance in bank at end of day yesterday
If you have internet banking you can quickly view what the bank balance was at the end of the day yesterday, in other words, the closing balance – which should actually be the same as the opening balance this morning depending how your bank operates. If the bank has already cleared payments received or paid out this morning, then enter the balance at today’s date.
If you have have more than one bank account you can add the balance of all accounts together and enter the total.
If you don’t have internet banking then go to your bank and get an interim bank statement up to yesterday’s date, or at least call them and ask what the bank balance is. Without knowing what is actually in your bank at least up to yesterday you are going to have trouble accurately assessing your cash situation.
I strongly encourage you to sign up for internet banking. I have used it for years with no safety problems.
Add cheques or cash received today, still to deposit to bank
If your customers have paid you by cheque or cash and you are holding those in your cash box, or somewhere in the deep, dark depths of your hand-bag, add them up and enter the total here.
Then make sure you go to your bank today and deposit them.