How to Undo/Delete a Reconciliation In QuickBooks?

Here we learn how to undo or delete a reconciliation in QuickBooks. QB 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.

It is really easy to reconcile your bank statement but if you find it difficult just go through this exclusive article which is written for those who are stuck at deleting or at undo function of a reconciled statement. 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 last reconciliation all in one step. In order to use QuickBooks Online bank reconciliation, you must re-reconcile each transaction separately via the Register.

Some Possible reasons to Undo Bank Reconciliation:

  • Incorrect date – The payment was recorded for an incorrect date.
  • Uncleared transaction – All transactions must be properly checked and must see that there is no remaining check which has to be cleared in the coming future.
  • Incorrect bank reconciliation– Proper scrutiny must be done to see that there is no forced reconciliation in the bank statements
  • 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.
  • Now, Choose Banking 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.
  • 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.
  • Click Yes.

How to Undo Reconciliation Manually?

Steps to undo reconciled data manually-

Step 1– Click the gear icon and then click chart of accounts

Step 2– Search for the account row you wish to see and then select the account history

Step 3-then identify the particular account you want to edit and then go to reconcile status which is indicated by a check mark beside it

Step 4– Select the top mark to change it. Ponder it- c(cleared), r(reconcile) and blank for neither cleared nor reconciled

How To Delete/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:
  • Then, tap OK.
  • And finally, you’ll see the success screen will open.
  • 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.”

In the meanwhile, you find yourself struggling with the issue or get stuck on any step remain cool and calm, and call to support phone no. that is +1-800-778-7614 and let the support executive handle the situation, as they are available 24*7 days of the books

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Frequently asked questions

Query– What are the benefits of reconciling your data in QuickBooks?

Ans– There are multiple benefits to reconcile the accounts in quick books-

  • To determine the fluctuation in incomes
  • At the time of risk decisive action can be taken.
  • Aid in stopping fraud from employees,vendors etc.

Query– What is a bank reconciliation statement and why we prepare it?

Ans– Bank reconciliation statement is an explanation of the difference between bank balance as per passbook and bank balance as per cash book. Sometimes they do not tally with each other to know the difference between both of them we create a bank reconciliation statement.

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, and it must be crossed checked after every six months as it will not create any hustle that books are not getting reconciled at the end of your bank reporting period.

Query– What are the possible reasons to undo bank reconciliation?

Ans– The reasons behind undo bank reconciliation statement are-

  • A payment was recorded for an incorrect date.
  • Bank check was not cleared out which was passed in Quickbooks account.
  • Reconciliation was forcibly balanced which needs to be corrected.
  • Date entered was incorrect.

Query–  What does the reconciliation of accounts mean?

Ans–  Basically, in reconciliation, we make simple do the scrutiny of the balances of the statements of our cashbook and passbooks (here cash book means the statement of Quickbooks and passbook it means the statement given by bank) that they both are having the same balances or not.

Query– Is it possible to reconcile the data manually?

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– Does manually editing the reconcile status may reveal the root cause?

Ans– No, manually editing the reconcile status may not reveal the root cause you are trying to solve the problem, it may even create even more problem then you had set out to solve the problem.


Query–  Is manually reconciling is worthy?

Ans– No, not at all as it as manually doing a reconcile may change the sum of all your reconciled transaction, known as reconciling opening balance. To prevent issues related to your balance the best thing to do is consult with your accounting professional.

Query– How to recover delete transactions?

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

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.

Query– Is there any alternative to QuickBooks?

Ans– The best alternative to QuickBooks, is Freshbooks which is an award-winning software with excellent cloud accounting app with a great support system to make your integration smooth and easy. It is available in five different languages supported by many devices and be assured of its function irrespective of where you are.


Hope, you like this blog helps you in understanding how to reconcile 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 query do take help from professionals and you can ask your question at QuickBooks community. They will surely help you

Read also: How to Fix QuickBooks Reconciliation Discrepancy

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