Manage the Time Clock Step 4 - Export to QuickBooks

To fully utilize this option you must have QuickBooks Payroll. Jackrabbit can create an IIF file containing staff hours to be imported into QuickBooks for payroll processing. There are several items which must be set up correctly.  

Before exporting to QuickBooks for the first time be sure you've followed all the Time Clock Export Settings instructions.


  • The import will work correctly only if Jackrabbit Department names are exactly the same as QuickBooks Payroll Item names.
  • If you want to import QuickBooks “Class” information, Jackrabbit Department names must match the QuickBooks Class names.
  • If you want to import both staff hours and “class”, then: Jackrabbit Department names = QuickBooks Payroll Item names = QuickBooks Class names.

After set up is complete, we recommend importing test data before importing the first full pay period. For example, try importing 2 employees hours into QuickBooks to verify they were set up correctly (duplicate employees weren't created in QuickBooks) and to check the payroll module for accuracy (right number of hours, etc). Any information entered into Jackrabbit or QuickBooks for the test, can be deleted after you're finished.

  1. Point to Staff Portal in the menu bar, select Time Clock and click Export to Payroll.
  2. Select a Location and Pay Date.
  3. Click Export QuickBooks File.
  4. In the Opening payrollexport.iif pop-up box, select the option to Save the file and save it to your computer.
  5. Import the file into QuickBooks (QuickBooks > Import > IIF Files > Select the saved IIF file).
  6. After the import is complete verify hours are in each employee's Weekly Time Sheet in your QuickBooks database.
  1. Process payroll in QuickBooks.

The QuickBooks Reports below include 2 employee's times that have been imported into QuickBooks and processed for testing purposes.

QuickBooks Payroll Summary Report


Profit & Loss, Transaction Detail by Account Report


Note that in the screenshot below, the payroll tax amounts do not get assigned a Class. If using Classes in QuickBooks, you must do this manually.

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