New Reconcile Feature in QuickBooks Online

The new online bank reconcile feature has nothing to do with the moon. But I could not resist showing the moon today.  It is the USA Total Eclipse day.   Although we don't have much to view down here in SW Florida.  It looks like just another cloudy afternoon just before the summer rain storms roll in.

But back to the post:  I love the new reconcile feature in QuickBooks Online (QBO).  I used it in all of my client's data files while it was in beta testing, which drove my daughter crazy (she works with me).   In the video below, I will show you how to fix a bank reconciliation  that had a change to a previously reconciled transaction.  Also, you  will see the awesome features of the new QBO bank reconciliation screen, particularly the "cleared date" column. 


    • The new bank reconciliation screen is so much cleaner and easier to read.  The lines line up now.  I had an issue where the boxes you check off in QBO bank rec did not line up with the transaction.  This is all fixed in the new look.
    • You can sort by all, payments or deposited.
    • It fixed the bug where you would lose part of the list of transactions in the bank rec list. I would have to log off and log back in sometimes to make the list of transactions for the month reappear.
    • The new bank reconciliation feature removed that list of prior month's reconciled.  It got rid of the awful screen that if you changed a transaction, it had an ugly "changes" column that made it look messy, like something was wrong.

Some of the drawback's to this change I have heard are:


 1.  If your screen is not large enough, it will cut off the page. 

2.  Again, some things are hidden.  You must be diligent in putting in the correct ending balance and correct date of the bank reconciliation to be sure that you can accurately reconcile.

3.  Not all users can undo a past bank rec.  Only those with QBO Accountant version.

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Lynda Artesani

Lynda Artesani is the president of Artesani Bookkeeping​ where she uses her expertise and organizational skills to help her clients grow, thrive, and become more profitable. Her firm specializes in working exclusively with the legal industry. She is passionate about helping her attorney-clients migrate from antiquated systems and become future-ready.​ ​ She is a Top 100 ProAdvisor, alumni member of the Intuit Advisory Committee and a member of the Intuit Trainer Writer Network. As the co-creator of QB Community Live, Lynda dedicates her time to mentoring and helping other accountants and small business owners succeed.​ Lynda lives in Southwest Florida. She is a registered yoga teacher and teaches at a local studio called Fusion Yoga and Spa. In her free time, you will find practicing yoga or walking on the beach.​