Navigate billing from manager accounts

If you manage Google Ads accounts on invoicing through a manager account, this article will show you how to complete a number of tasks, including viewing transaction history and invoices, creating budgets, and editing billing settings.

 
View transaction history for a client account
  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. From the Accounts drop-down at the top of the screen, select the account that you'd like to visit.
  3. Click the tools icon  and choose Billing summary
  4. Adjust the date range as needed to view specific activity on the Transactions page.

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View and create budgets for a client account
  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. From the Accounts drop-down, click the account that you'd like to visit.
  3. Click the tools icon  and choose Billing summary
  4. Click the Account budgets link on the left-hand side of the page.
  5. If you want to create a new budget for a client account, click the +Budget button. You can also edit existing budgets.

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Accessing invoices
  1. Sign in to the Ads account’s paying manager or any manager account above it.
  2. Click the tools icon  in the upper right corner, then under “Billing,” select Billing documents.
  3. Locate the invoice that you'd like to view in the Document number column.
    • If you select the invoices that you'd like to download using the tick box, click Download selected in the top right.
    • If you open an invoice by clicking on the row, open the "Actions," drop-down menu in the top right and click Download.

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View and change your billing settings
  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. From the Accounts drop-down, click any account that's on consolidated billing.
  3. Click the tools icon  and under "Billing," choose Billing settings.

On the Settings page, you can change the settings for your consolidated billing account, including invoice delivery options and invoicing address.

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Find previous billing setups
If your client account has been converted from a different invoice setup to consolidated billing, you’ll be able to see your past billing data and invoices in the "Billing setup history" section. Here’s how:
  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. Click the tools icon  and choose Billing summary.
  3. Click the Billing transfers link on the left-hand side of the page.
  4. Click the billing account for which you’d like to see past billing data and invoices.
  5. Click the Invoices link on the left to see invoices.
  6. When finished, click Return to current setup in the top right-hand corner.

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Create a new Google Ads accounts using automatic or manual payments

If you need to use your manager account to create a new Google Ads accounts using automatic or manual payments, use the following steps: 
  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. From the page menu on the left, click Settings, then click Sub-account settings at the top of the page.
  3. Click the plus button  then click Create new account.
  4. Select the account name, type, country, time zone and currency. 
  5. Click Save and Continue.
  6. Click Create a new setup with a different payment method.
  7. Scroll down to your linked payment profiles and click Add new payments profile.
  8. Under “How you pay,” select Automatic payments or Manual payments
  9. Include your business name, address and instrument details. 
  10. Click Submit.

 

Types of access

The pages that you’ll see under the Billing & payments section of your Ads account will vary depending on where you login. The table below shows the actions standard, admin, and billing-only users can perform depending on the type of account they're logged in to.

  Paying manager Any manager account above paying manager Manager account outside of the paying manager hierarchy Manager account below paying manager Ads account
Can create and edit billing setups  Red X Red X Red X
Can create and edit budgets Red X Red X Red X
Can view and download invoices Red X Red X Red X

 

Tip

Whenever you give your invoice setup a name, make it a memorable one, such as "consolidated billing." This will help you recognize it later when you set up consolidated billing for more Google Ads accounts. Visit the Settings link (located under the tools icon  and Billing & payments) to edit invoice setup names.

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