Just started using QB 2019. Trying to write a check against purchase order and when i go to print the check error pops up saying cannot write a check to a non posting account. The purchase order was for COGS account for consumables but its trying to use the Purchase Order account non posting.
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A PO is non posting, it is a memo of what you ordered
enter a bill against the PO, then pay the bill
consumables, unless you are in the restaurant business, are not cogs, they are an expense.
Edit your Items to see what account(s) you linked them to.
I would have, for instance, a Two Sided Noninventory item linked to COGS on the left and Income on the right. When I list this on a PO, that is the only thing that hits PO account. When I enter the Purchase and am told I have an open PO for this name, and is this Check or Credit Card Charge or Bill the fulfillment of that PO, and I select the Items and update, etc; that is Expense or COGS, and never PO.
You linked your Items to the Wrong Account. You linked them to an account used by QB for the Function of Transaction Type = PO, a Nonposting account. You bypassed what this is for you, as COGS and as Income. Please see my attachment.
When you Edit and Fix the account links, and try to Save, QB offers to Move existing data for you. Let it Move the data.