About the Budgets page in your manager account

The Budgets page in your manager account lets you track spending, billing, and budget information for all your managed accounts in one place. 

Keep in mind that even if a Google Ads account is linked to multiple manager accounts, it can only have one account budget active at a time. You can determine which account is billed for that managed account by setting up a “payments account” for it in the managed account. A payments account can be used to pay for multiple Google Ads accounts. 

This article explains what you can view on your manager account’s Budgets page. To learn more about setting up billing for your manager account, read Navigate billing from manager accounts.

What you can track in the Budgets page

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Here are the available columns for the “Budget” tab. Some appear in the table by default, others you’ll need to add by clicking Columns, then Modify columns.

“Budget” tab column name Description
Budget columns  
Payments account The account to which the AdWords account’s costs are accrued and billed
Payments profile Contains the unique number assigned to the legal entity that will be billed for the managed account's costs. 
Purchase order The number of the purchase order associated with the managed account, which appears on each invoice
Payment setting How the managed AdWords account is billed. Billing method options depend on the country the AdWords account's billing address is located in and the currency chosen. In most countries, you’re automatically charged after ads run (automatic payments). In a few countries, you have to fund your account before ads can run (manual payments).
Account budget The spending limit specified by the budget for this managed AdWords account
Remaining account budget The amount of spending power left in the managed account’s budget
% spent The percentage of the managed account budget spent to date
Start date The date the account budget was initiated
End date The date the account budget is scheduled to stop. If no date appears, the account budget is set to run indefinitely
Total daily budgets The sum of all total daily budgets or total daily shared budgets for all active campaigns in this managed AdWords account
Account information columns  
Account name The name assigned to the managed AdWords account
Company name The name of the entity associated with the managed account
Account type Indicates whether the managed account is an AdWords or AdWords Express account
Account labels The account labels you’ve assigned to this account to help you filter the information you want to see
Alerts A summary of alerts for each managed account
Alerts description More detail about each alert


If you don't have a lot of time to spend setting up and monitoring individual campaign budgets, use shared budgets to allocate budget across multiple campaigns. Learn more about managing a shared budget across campaigns.

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