There are two Trial Balance options in Xero. Either will work, however, in the new style make sure that the option "Group by Account Type" is selected so that accounts are mapped into the correct section.
There is no need to edit the Xero TB prior to import. Just import the raw Excel TB, however, now that we now allow up to three prior periods to be imported the Xero export may be used to extract these, the headings should be changed from specific dates to "prior 2" and "prior 3" to match our standard import template.
This is the "new" style:
This is the "old" style:
Step 1 - From Xero TB use "Export", "Excel" to create a TB like this:
Step 2 - Go to the Audit Assistant Trial Balance page and select "Upload Trail Balance":
Step 3 - Select "Choose file" button:
Step 4 - Browse to where you have saved the Xero TB file, select the file and click "Open", then in AA click "Add":
Step 5 - Drag and drop any accounts that are out of place, (Xero puts Tax under current liabilities (so it defaults to T section), and Intangibles as Fixed Assets (so it defaults to N section). Use shift and click to select multiple codes to drop and drop into the correct section.)
For subsequent years just import the new year TB and if there have been no changes to account codes or names everything should just match up with the prior year and work seamlessly.