Linking payments profiles to your manager account

For security purposes, if you have a manager account and one of your client accounts applies for monthly invoicing, Google requires that your manager account be linked to a payment profile. This helps ensure that your manager account owns the payment profile and prevents any unauthorized access to your account.

To link a payments profile to your manager account, you must authorize a Google representative to do so on your behalf. The primary contact listed in the payments profile, or someone using an email address with your company’s domain name (for example, “username@companydomain.com”) must send an email to the appropriate Google account manager, with the following content:

"Please use this email as authorization to enable MCC account Customer ID [xxx-xxx-xxxx] to use the [payments profile name AND payments profile ID #] credit line."

For example, let's say the following applies to you:

  • Your manager account Customer ID is 111-111-1111

  • The name associated with the payments profile is ABC

  • The payment profile ID is 2222-2222-2222

The email should then read:

“Please use this email as authorization to enable MCC account Customer ID 111-111-1111 to use the ABC 2222-2222-2222 credit line.”

Note that more than one payments profile can be linked to a manager account. The same payments profile can also be linked to more than one manager account.

What you can expect

When a payments profile is linked to your manager account, users with admin or standard access to the manager account can manage some billing & payments settings for client accounts linked to that manager account. Below are tasks that those users will be able to complete:

  • Change the payments profile that pays for a linked client account

  • Change the client account’s invoice setup

  • Set up consolidated billing

Users without admin or standard permission for your manager account will not be able to take any of the above actions.

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