When you save it's pulling by Description, are you referring to the account name? If so, it's possible that the Use account numbers option in the Preferences is unchecked. To verify this, follow these steps below:
1. Go to the Edit menu at the upper left. 2. Pick Accounting on the left pane. 3. Go to the Company Preferences tab. 4. Put a checkmark on the Use account number. 5. Hit OK.
Once done, go back to the General Ledger report and you should see the account number.