Reckon File preparation

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

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.

BEFORE you upload your Reckon file to Jet Convert:

ESSENTIAL File Preparation:

ATTENTION: Please note if the Essential File Preparation is not completed prior to upload a reconversion charge may apply. If you are not comfortable processing the above steps we have approved trainers who regularly process conversion and can handle this process for you.

*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.

  • Ensure that there are no duplicate names (including archived accounts) in the Chart of Accounts.
  • For example: Account no. 1234, description 'Motor Vehicle Expenses' and Account no. 1235 'Motor Vehicle Expenses'. As the two descriptions are the same you need to add a number or character to one to make them unique.
  • Terminate any employees not paid in the current financial year
  • Ensure all employees paid in the current payroll year as marked as active
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable using the AP Unpaid Bills Detail report
  • Reconcile Accounts Receivable using the Customer Balance Detail report
  • Ensure all invoices/bills and credit notes are still outstanding
  • Ensure that Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and GST accounts do not have Account type as Bank Account.

OPTIONAL File Preparation:

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).