I use a feed to put transactions in my bank statement. I use QB payroll so I already have some of these transactions so it puts duplicates in there. When I reconcile, I sometimes, accidentally, clear the transaction from the feed instead of the payroll entry. (E.g. I can't and shouldn't delete the payroll entry since it has the right accounts in the transaction.) So, anyway, after I finish the reconciliation, it's reconciled to the penny but when I go back through the bank register, I find the payroll record and I realize I need to change which transaction is cleared. Is there a way to do that without messing up the reconciliation? If there's not, is there another way to deal with it without having to undo the reconciliation and start over?
Thanks for responding. I *could* edit the transaction that I reconciled but I couldn't delete the other transaction since it is a payroll record. QB doesn't allow that. Ideally, I would "Unclear" the transaction (record 1) I chose and "Clear" the payroll record(record 2) then delete record 1. But doing that just messes up the reconciliation. Both records are for the exact same amount.
So in this case, the payroll entered in QB should be the one that is reconciled and not the one that is manually entered or added from the online banking.
If you're using the banking transactions as you do your reconciliation instead of the manually entered payroll on the QuickBooks side, which in this case is incorrect. You should be matching it or excluding the banking transactions and manually set the status to clear on the manually entered payroll transaction.