The Preference window in QuickBooks for Mac allows you to personalize your settings so it fits your business processes and needs. This article lists some of the most common settings you can customize in QuickBooks.
To access the Preferences window, go to the QuickBooks menu then click Preferences.
Turn on this preference so you can enter an account number when you create an account for your company file. Note that while QuickBooks assigns numbers to the default accounts, you need to create and assign account numbers to all newly created accounts.
In older versions of QuickBooks, the date field on new transactions automatically defaults to the last date entered on a previous transaction instead of "today's date". Entering and saving an invoice dated 05/21/2016 will cause a new check entered to have the same default date rather than the current date.
In 2014 and later, you can set the preference to use the current date instead.