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How do I change account numbers in the chart of accounts?

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QuickBooks Team

How do I change account numbers in the chart of accounts?

Let me guide you on how you can change the account numbers in your Chart of Accounts, darrell6.


The account numbers are assigned in ranges based on the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and account type. To change the account number, we can go to the Account page to enter the new one in the Account No. field. 


For the steps and details, you can follow the instructions below:


  1. Go to the Lists on the menu.
  2. Choose Chart of Accounts.
  3. Select the account that you'll want to change the account number of.
  4. Tick the Account drop-down at the bottom of the list.
  5. Select Edit Account.
  6. Change the number in the Account No. field.
  7. Hit Save & Close.



To learn more about managing your accounts in the Chart of Accounts, you can check out this article: Understand the chart of accounts in QuickBooks.


I have a link here that contains articles if you need to reconcile your accounts in the future:


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