Reckon File preparation

The cleaner your file – the smoother your conversion to Xero.

  • Quickbooks version 2012/13 (AU)
  • Reckon Accountant
  • Reckon desktop and Reckon hosted from 2013 to latest release
  • Versions include: Pro, Premier, Enterprise

What not to do before uploading your Reckon file to Jet Convert:

  1. Do not start a Xero subscription. We will create a new Xero subscription for you. If you have already started a Xero subscription click here.
    NOTE: We can not convert to a trial version of Xero.
  2. Do not change any account types in Reckon prior to conversion.

*Please see our website for transaction types that typically cause issues.

BEFORE you upload your Reckon file to Jet Convert:

ESSENTIAL File Preparation:

*WARNING: Some banks require credit cards to be set up as bank accounts in Xero in order to connect bank feeds. See here for more information.

OPTIONAL File Preparation:

  • Check that the balances in all bank accounts and credit cards match the bank statements as of the last reconciliation date
  • Edit account numbers to be a maximum of 10 digits
  • Confirm that the AR/AP reconciliation report balance matches the balance in the General Ledger
  • Check how non-standard tax codes are treated
  • Ensure all clearing accounts are reconciled to NIL

NOTE: Where there are no Account numbers in the Reckon file we fill in the Chart of Accounts with system generated numbers. You can update these in Xero post conversion.


  1. Create a backup of the Reckon file.
  2. Upload the backup to
  3. Make your Package selection.
  4. Complete your bank account mapping (if applicable).