QuickBooks allows you to enter transactions directly into an account register. You can go to chart of accounts to open an account register. In chart of accounts, any account that has a running balance total can be opened by clicking on it.
Once open any account register, you will find running tally by date on left side and incoming/outgoing money on the right hand side.
To go to check register, go to Chart of account double click and select check register on the banking area.