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How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

I want to just edit the account name, nothing else.

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How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

Hi 19nscda54,

To change an account name:

  1. In the left navigation bar, click Transactions.
  2. Select Chart of Accounts.
  3. Look for your account, then click the small drop-down arrow beside View Register or Run Report.
  4. Choose Edit.
  5. Update the name of the account.
  6. Click Save and Close.

Let me know if you have other questions.

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Level 1

How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

The word transactions is not in my left navigation bar.  Now what?
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Level 2

How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

It is not in my left navigation bar either.
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Level 3

How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

Hi 19nscda54,

To change an account name:

  1. In the left navigation bar, click Transactions.
  2. Select Chart of Accounts.
  3. Look for your account, then click the small drop-down arrow beside View Register or Run Report.
  4. Choose Edit.
  5. Update the name of the account.
  6. Click Save and Close.

Let me know if you have other questions.

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ProAdvisor

How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

"The word transactions is not in my left navigation bar.  Now what?"

From the Dashboard, select Accounting tab. It will take to Chart of Accounts. Select "Edit" under drop-down arrow next to view register.

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Level 1

How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

Choose Accounting in the left navigation bar. Then 'Chart of Accounts'. Go to the account you wish to edit. Click on the drop down button next to View Register or Run Report. Edit will be one of the options.

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Level 1

How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

Thank you

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Level 1

How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

will this affect payroll settings?  Same bank, same routing number, just different name of bank

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How do I change the name of an account in QuickBooks online? Everything else about the account should stay the same.

Hi there, @Bill Sloan

 

Thank you for joining to the thread.  

 

In payroll settings, it won't impact anything as long as the routing number and account number are the same. Though, We can modify the account name. Here's how: 

 

  1. In the left pane, click Accounting, then Chart of Accounts
  2. Select Edit under drop-down arrow next to View register
  3. Edit the Account Name
  4. Click Save and Close.

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Once done, you can view the changes made in the Chart of Account.  

 

I've also added these articles for your future reference:   

 

 

That should do it. I'm just a post away if you have other questions about Payroll setting. I'm always here to help.

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