Welcome aboard to the Community. I'm here to assist you with closing accounts payables in QuickBooks Desktop.
The general journal entry (JE) should show from the payments/credits column if the accounts you debit and credit are correct. I suggest reviewing the transaction to ensure you can apply it to the unpaid bills.
Also, please make sure you select the correct vendor from the JE to ensure it shows up to the credits. Please see sample screenshots below for your visual reference:
If you're referring to something else, please don't hesitate to let me know. You can add more details down below, and the Community will get back to you.
Additionally, I recommend visiting the following article to fix Accounts Receivable (A/R) or Accounts Payable (A/P) balances on a cash basis: Resolve AR and AP balances on the cash basis Balance Sheet.
Fill me in if you have additional questions about clearing the payables in QuickBooks Desktop. I'm always here to help. Take care always.