Paying manager: Definition

A paying manager is a manager account that controls monthly invoicing billing setups used by the Ads accounts beneath it in a manager account hierarchy. 

Important: If you unlink an Ads account from its paying manager (or break that link by changing the manager structure above) the Ads account will stop serving ads immediately.

Users with standard, admin and billing-only access that are signed in to the paying manager (or any manager account above it) can view invoices, edit budgets and perform billing transfers for Ads accounts under that manager. Although one Ads account can be linked to multiple manager accounts, the billing setup for that Google Ads account is managed by only one of those manager accounts. That’s because a single Google Ads account can only have one active billing setup at any given time. 

You can find the paying manager name and ID for a Google Ads account by navigating to its "Billing settings" page.

You can also find the paying manager name and ID for all your linked Google Ads accounts by adding the Paying manager column to the "Budgets page" of your manager account. Learn how to customize tables and charts

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