How to Undo/Delete a Reconciliation In QuickBooks?

How to Undo/Delete a Reconciliation In QuickBooks?

QuickBooks accounting software is popular among small business owners and freelancers due to its advanced features and functionalities that make their complex accounting easier and manageable.

If you want to know how to undo reconciliation in QuickBooks then just go through the given article. Or if you don’t want to waste your time then call our Intuit Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, to get instant support in order to complete this process.

In the desktop versions of QB, you can undo past reconciliation all in one step. In order to use QuickBooks Online bank reconciliation, you must un-reconcile each transaction separately via the Register.

If your QB balance sheet doesn’t match your bank statement following in position or time a monthly reconciliation, it’s frequently essential to unreconciled your QuickBooks transactions before fixing any error. Just go through the article in detail to boost your knowledge.

Some Possible reasons to Undo Bank Reconciliation:

  • Incorrect date- The payment was recorded for an incorrect date.
  • Uncleared transaction- A transaction was properly checked off and found that had not cleared yet.
  • Incorrect bank reconciliation- The bank reconciliation was forced and now needs to be corrected in a proper way.
  • Incorrect bank statement- The bank statement date was incorrect or not an actual date.

Follow the steps to undo or delete a reconciliation of an account

  • First of all, go to Banking from the left menu.
  • Next, Choose Banking at the top.
  • After that, Choose the Account at the top.
  • You need to choose Go to Register/Account History, above the Action column.
  • Again, search the transactions that need to be unreconciled, one at a time.
  • Then, To highlight tab on the transaction.
  • Now, tab on the R on the top line of the transaction, which is between the Amount and Deposit Or Charge and Payment amount.
  • After that, clicking in this field will give you permission to change the transaction’s status to the desired status from blank = unreconciled to  C = Cleared.
  • Click on Save.
  • You’ll see a pop-up that will display this image.How do you undo a reconciliation in QuickBooks?
  • Click Yes.

How To Undo Bank Reconciliation In QuickBooks Online Accountant version(QBOA)

  • At first, you need to click on the Gear Icon.
  • Next, Tap Reconcile under Tools.
  • Again, the select bank account that you want to Undo reconciliation.
  • Now, just keep your mouse over the reconciliation month you want to undo. During that time you’ll notice an UNDO button to the right of the Auto Adjustment column.
  • After that, just tap on the UNDO button.
  • The following message will appear:

Undo reconcile

  • Then, tap OK.
  • And finally, you’ll see the success screen will open.

success screen to show reconcile undone

  • Now, tap OK.

QuickBooks Online:

Here we will discuss some easy steps to undo a reconciliation and transactions are reconciled one by one.

  • Quickbooks Online reconciles transactions separately, so you must reconcile them one at a time.
  • To begin, choose “Registers” from the Banking menu.
  • Then choose the account from the Register Name drop-down menu.
  • Tap the transaction you want to unreconciled, and then delete the “R” at the top of the transaction to change its rank to unreconciled.

Note: If you plan to reconcile each of the transactions for a period, it may help to first print a list of reconciled transactions using the Reconcile alternative from the Banking menu.

QuickBooks Desktop Versions:

The process of Undo A Reconciliation In Quickbooks Desktop the easiest among all the versions of QuickBooks. We will discuss here the steps to undo a reconciliation. If you use a desktop version of QB, such as QuickBooks Pro or QuickBooks Premier.

  • You can unreconciled a complete reconciliation by clicking “Reconcile Now” from the Banking screen.\
  • Then select the option “Undo Last Reconciliation.”

Frequently asked questions

Query– Why does QuickBooks reconcile?

Ans–   QuickBooks reconcile to make sure that the beginning balance and transaction listed in your Quickbooks matches your monthly bank balance or not.

Query-  How often should user reconcile accounts?

Ans-   Users of Quickbooks should reconcile their accounts at least once in every month, at the end of your bank reporting period.

Query-  What does the reconciliation of accounts mean?

Ans-  Basically in accounts reconciliation means to compare your bank accounts with your QuickBooks accounts to know whether the money leaving is equal to the money spent.

Query-  Manually deleting reconciliation?

Ans- Reconciliation can be done manually if you need to edit fewer transactions but if you have too many transactions follow the methods in the article.

Query- How to recover delete transactions?

Ans-  There is no regular method to recover delete transactions. But it can be done by following the steps-

    • Click on reports and select accounts and taxes.
    • Then click on delete transactions.
    • Enter the date to delete reconciliation and re-enter the transaction.
    • Sales and purchase order transactions cannot be recovered.


Hope, this blog helps you to understand how to undo reconciliation in QuickBooks online account version, QuickBooks online and in QuickBooks desktop. Now you are able to undo reconciliation in every version of QuickBooks. If you are still unable to do so you can contact QuickBooks experts. For further queries, you can ask your question at QuickBooks community.

Read also: How to Fix QuickBooks Reconciliation Discrepancy

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