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

Why the sync error occurs

This error occurs because the Accounts Receivable account in the Sync Preferences has not been established. When syncing, Payments Received will post as a debit to the Deposit To account and as a credit to Accounts Receivable.

How to fix the sync error

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