When running a General Ledger Report in QuickBooks Desktop, with all accounts selected, the balance for a specified account shows a negative balance.
When filtering out just one account, the negative balance now shows a positive.
Amount signs are based on the types of accounts included by the report filters. Filtering for one account will make the sign positive. Adding back the split detail includes all other types of accounts, and the amount now shows as expected.
Note: The report should now be showing the appropriate negative balance for the account.