If your accountant or bookkeeper wants for general ledger account numbers to show up on screens, lists and reports, it’s easy to make that happen. Or if for some reason the account numbers have disappeared from your reports, it’s easy to regain them (if they had been created already).
Just open your company as the Administrator and click on Edit / Preferences.
Click on Accounting, and select the Company Preferences tab. You’ll see this:
Click the checkbox for “Use account numbers”. Then Click OK. If your chart of accounts was set up with account numbers, they will appear on your reports now. (If your chart of accounts was set up without account numbers, then of course they won’t be there now; how could they be? But you could edit your chart of accounts and add numbers now if you want.)
The end result is that in your reports that show accounts, you’ll see the account number and name, like this:
Conversely, if you don’t want to see account numbers, you can simply edit the preference and uncheck the account numbers box.
You want for your accountant or bookkeeper to be happy, right? So you might ask them what their preference is before making a change.