How to Change Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks Online? Your Comprehensive Guide

Managing your financial data efficiently is crucial for the success of your business. QuickBooks Online provides a user-friendly platform that allows you to customize your Chart of Accounts to suit your business needs. If you're looking to make adjustments or updates to your Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks Online, follow these simple steps to ensure a seamless process.

Step 1: Log in to Your QuickBooks Online Account

Begin by logging in to your QuickBooks Online account using your credentials. Once logged in, navigate to the "Dashboard" or the area where your company's financial overview is displayed.

Step 2: Access the Chart of Accounts

Locate the "Accounting" menu on the left-hand side of the dashboard. Click on "Chart of Accounts" to access the list of your existing accounts.

Step 3: Identify the Account to Edit

Scroll through the Chart of Accounts to find the account you wish to edit or update. Click on the account name to open its details.

Step 4: Edit Account Details

Within the account details page, locate and click on the "Edit" button. Here, you can modify the account name, account type, or any other relevant details. Ensure that you make the necessary changes accurately.

Step 5: Save Changes

After making the desired changes, click on the "Save" button to update the account. QuickBooks Online will automatically adjust the account details, and your Chart of Accounts will reflect the modifications.

Step 6: Add a New Account

If you need to add a new account, go back to the Chart of Accounts and click on the "New" button. Follow the prompts to create a new account, specifying the account type, name, and other details.

Step 7: Delete an Account (Optional)

Should you need to remove an account, select the account from the Chart of Accounts, click on the drop-down menu, and choose "Delete." Confirm the deletion to remove the account from your records.


Managing your Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks Online is a straightforward process that allows you to tailor your financial structure to meet the evolving needs of your business. Whether you're editing existing accounts or adding new ones, these steps will guide you through the process seamlessly. Keep your financial data organized and accurate with the flexibility QuickBooks Online provides in managing your Chart of Accounts.

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