Thanks for reaching out to us, Gordon.
I want to help you out with merging your accounts, however, this isn't an option at the moment. Every QuickBooks Online accountant, including accountant versions has a unique account number. Merging 2 firms is not possible since they are considered separate accounts.
As a workaround, you can choose an account to retain, move the clients, add the team members then cancel the other account (if needed). This way, you can keep your team members and clients in one account. I will add the steps for you to follow below.
To add a client, follow these steps:
See this link to manage your clients: Manage clients in QuickBooks Online Accountant.
To add the team member to the winning account, use these steps:
See this for reference: Add and manage your accounting team in QuickBooks Online Accountant.
I'm also adding another article for the instructions on how to manage your QuickBooks Online Account: Manage your QuickBooks account.
Come back here if you have other concerns about this topic. I'd be more than happy to share my insights with you. Have a good one!
Thanks for the response.
So - in our case, our clients all have their own QBO subscription. To move the clients, if I add them in the correct accounting firm, do I just enter the email of one of the primary users of their subscription so they can grant us access (again)?
I am trying to avoid reaching out to each client individually to have them delete our old authorization and to invite us again.
Thanks for reaching back out. I can see how concerning having your clients connected to different firms would be. I'll be happy to provide more information, to help you get them under one umbrella.
It's great to see the wonderful advice provided by Jen_D. In addition to that, the only way your staff would have direct access to your clients in the accounts that were set up in error, would be by client invitation. In this situation, your staff can log into their accounts and make the clients inactive. As the Primary Admin, they'll be able to permanently delete them. For more information with managing clients click here. I understand that you prefer to correct this without involving your clients, but the only other option is to have the client's log into their company account as the Primary Admin and delete the Accountant in the Manage users section.
Please don't hesitate to reach back out if there's anything else we can assist you with. We're here for you!