QuickBooks Desktop sync error: The Account for the transaction must be of type Accounts Payable

Why the sync error occurs

This error occurs because the Accounts Payable account in the Sync Preferences has not been established or is the incorrect account type. When syncing, payments will post as a debit to the bank account GL and as a credit to Accounts Payable.

How to fix the sync error

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Preferences under Sync
  3. Select Edit
  4. For Accounts Payable Account, select the General Ledger account that corresponds with the Accounts Payable account in QuickBooks
  5. Select Save
  6. Sync again