ABA File & YTD Leave in Reckon Payroll Web

Kandy_10744602 Member Posts: 20
edited January 3 in Reckon Payroll 🚀


I've just done my first pay run successfully and now I want to create an ABA file to upload for a bulk payment to the bank account to pay the employees. How do I do this?

Also, I've noticed that the year to date figures for accrued annual leave & personal leave did not increase from last week to this week. They amounts have remained the same. What do I do to make sure these are accruing correctly?




  • Rav
    Rav Administrator, Reckon Staff Posts: 15,190 Community Manager Community Manager

    Hi @Kandy

    In regard to ABA files, this can still be generated if you use the Product Switcher to switch back to your Reckon One book and create as you normally have been currently. A new ABA creation experience specific to Reckon Payroll is also on the cards and scheduled currently for next quarter.

    In regard to the leave accruals not updating, can I get a bit more info on that. Was your pay run dated in the future? The pay date in particular ie. has this date passed yet?

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  • Kandy_10744602
    Kandy_10744602 Member Posts: 20

    Hi Rav

    Thank you, while we previously used Payroll Premier and not Reckon One, we were able to navigate our way through to upload the ABA file using the Product Switcher.

    With regard to leave accruals, the pay date was today and it was for the period of 28 August to 1 September.

  • Rav
    Rav Administrator, Reckon Staff Posts: 15,190 Community Manager Community Manager

    Thanks Kandy, sorry about that I thought you were upgrading from Reckon One for some reason. I'll move your post over to the right category 🙂

    Can I get you to do me a favour and I know this sounds a bit strange.. but can you let me know if the accruals update tomorrow? ie. can you take a screenshot of the accruals for a particular employee today and then do the same thing tomorrow & let me know?

    Just trying to establish a bit of background info on this to take back to the devs.

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  • Kandy_10744602
    Kandy_10744602 Member Posts: 20

    Hi Rav,

    I didn't get to take a screen shot yesterday but I had printed out the payslip which shows the accrued leave. It is the Payslip attachment above.

    I've taken a screenshot this morning (Accrued Leave attachment) but unfortunately the amounts have remained the same as yesterday.

    Also, I tried emailing the payslips to employees and while everything seemed okay, the emails didn't actually go through.

    Thanks for your help.


  • Alexander McKeown
    Alexander McKeown Reckon Staff Posts: 147 Reckon Staff
    edited September 2023

    Hello @Kandy_10744602,

    It seems there may be some sort of configuration error post-migration.

    If you can provide your login email, we'll send you an access request to review the data in your record, and attempt to correct it.

    As for the emails, can your employees check their Junk/Spam folders just in case their emails are rejecting the payslips?

    Kind regards,


    Reckon Senior Technical Support

  • Kandy_10744602
    Kandy_10744602 Member Posts: 20

    Hi Alexander

    My email address is [email protected].

    I have resolved the payslip problem.

    However I also have two other problems apart from the TYD figures and I hope you can help me.

    I cannot edit a pay. The problem I encountered is that when I change to pay run into draft mode it will still not let me edit the pay. It does say the pay run has successfully changed to draft mode but the eye icon is still next to each employees pay and the edit ( pencil) icon does appear.

    I am also having trouble with super not being included in some of the employees.

    I look forward to hearing from you - thank you.

  • Jennie Kemp
    Jennie Kemp Member Posts: 19 ✭✭

    I migrated from Payroll Premier last week.

    I am also having the same issue with accrued leave entitlements not updating after the pay run. Another migrator is having the same issue.

    Is there any fix to this issue yet?

  • Kandy_10744602
    Kandy_10744602 Member Posts: 20

    Hi Jenny

    I haven't officially been advised of any fix yet but I have just had a message from another community member. She said she's worked it out and this is what she says:

    "You need to go into Reckon One and delete the corresponding banking payment from the pay run you're trying to edit. Once you've deleted this inside Reckon One you'll be able to go back into Reckon Payroll and revert to draft and edit the pay run." Note you are deleting the banking payment here - not the payrun.

    I am not that familiar with Reckon One but I gave it a go and it worked. This is quite long so bear with me. In Reckon One I went to the menu on the left hand side, clicked on Banking then > Bank Payments. You should see your payment in there which you will need to delete. Once deleted you should then be able to go into reckon Payroll fing the payrun and do the edit. If the figures change you need to redo the banking file but I didn't need to as Gross, Tax etc figures didn't change.

    However, I only need to get the leave accruals working and also some super payments to show up and I didn't know how editing would fix that. So I decided to delete the pay run and do it again and when in edit mode it allows you to do that. Then I re-did the payrun but I did it from scratch not from the option to use last pay's figures. This is important as you are not importing mistakes or glitches from the migration. It worked fine, the leave accruals were there and I resubmitted it as an update to the ATO.

    I hope that helps.