This article illustrates how to** create a balance sheet** in a proper format in excel with formulas. A balance sheet contains the summary of the financial amounts of a company or organization. Usually, it contains the assets, liabilities, and equities associated with that organization. A balance sheet is necessary to quickly assess the progress or the financial stability of a company. So, follow this article to learn how to** make a balance sheet** in a proper format in excel with formulas.

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## Steps to Create a Balance Sheet Format in Excel with Formulas

Carry out the following steps to create your balance sheet in a proper format in excel with formulas.

### 📌 Step-1: Make a Proper Heading for Balance Sheet

- First, type the name of your company in cell
**B2**. Then write**“Balance Sheet”**in cell**B3**. Next, enter the date in cell**B4**. Now merge cells**B:C**for rows 2 to 4. Then, apply the**Bottom Border**from the**Home**Finally, the balance sheet heading will look as follows.

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### 📌 Step-2: Insert Balance Sheet Components

- A balance sheet has
**Asset,****Liabilities & Shareholder’s Equity**. We will enter these components in**column B**. On the other hand, the corresponding amounts will be entered in**column C**.

### 📌 Step-3: Format the Amount Column

- It is better if you format the
**Amount**column before starting to enter data into the balance sheet. First, select**column C**by clicking on the column number at the top. Then, press**CTRL+1**to open the**Format Cells**dialog box. Now choose the**Accounting**number format with 2 decimal places. Make sure the**$**is visible. Then click OK.

### 📌 Step-4: Insert Current Assets

- Now we will enter the current assets into our balance sheet. Usually, assets that have a period of less than one year are considered current assets. For example, Cash and Equivalents, Account Receivable, Inventory, etc. Enter these components in cells
**B7**to**B9**. Then, enter the corresponding amounts in cells**C7**to**C9** - After that, enter the following formula in cell
**C10**to calculate the total current assets.

`=SUM(C7:C9)`

### 📌 Step-5: Input Fixed Assets

- Now we will enter the fixed assets (Plant & Equipment) in cell
**B11**and the corresponding amount in cell**C11**. The depreciation amount must be entered as a negative amount. Notice the depreciation amount is inside brackets indicating a negative number. - Next, enter the following formula in cell
**C13**to calculate the Net Fixed Assets.

`=SUM(C11:C12)`

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### 📌 Step-6: Calculate Total Assets

- Now, enter the following formula in cell
**C14**to calculate the Total Assets (= Total Current Assets + Net Fixed Assets).

`=SUM(C10,C13)`

### 📌 Step-7: Input Current Liabilities

- Now, enter the current liabilities ( Accounts Payable, Short-Term Notes Payable, etc.) in cells
**B16**to**B18**and the corresponding amounts in cells**C16**to**C18** - Then, enter the following formula in cell
**C19**to get the total current liabilities.

`=SUM(C16:C18)`

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### 📌 Step-8: Estimate Total Liabilities

- Now, enter the long-term liabilities (Long-Term Debt, etc.), and their corresponding values. Then, enter the following formula in cell
**C21**to get the total liabilities.

`=SUM(C19:C20)`

- After that, we need to enter the Shareholder’s Equity (Common Stock, Treasury Stock, Retained Earnings, etc). These are also known as the Owner’s Equity.
- Then, apply the following formula in cell
**C24**to get the total shareholder’s equity.

`=SUM(C22:C23)`

- At this stage, enter the following formula in cell
**C25**to find the Total Liabilities & Shareholder’s Equity. Make sure this is equal to the total assets obtained earlier.

`=SUM(C21,C24)`

### 📌 Step-11: Prepare Final Balance Sheet

- Finally, apply some fill color or other necessary formatting as required. After that, the balance sheet will look as follows.

## Things to Remember

- You must put a negative (-) sign before any depreciation amount.
- The total assets and the total liabilities and shareholder’s equity in your balance sheet must be equal.

## Conclusion

Now you can create your balance sheet in a proper format in excel using formulas. Do you have any further queries or suggestions? Please use the comment section below for that. You can also visit our **ExcelDemy** blog to explore more about excel. Stay with us and keep learning.