What is an Account Owner? How do I change the Account Owner in my Harvest account?

This article is for Administrators. Learn more about permissions.
If you’re a Regular User, check out our Regular User resources.

The Account Owner is the person who signed up for your Harvest account. 

The Account Owner is the only person who can:

Administrators can check the Team section to locate the Owner flag next to the Account Owner's name. Administrators can also see the Account Owner identified in the Settings section under Preferences.

To change the Account Owner to another Administrator, the current Account Owner should:

  1. Click on Settings (upper right corner).

    • Only Administrators can view and change Account Settings.
  2. Scroll down to click Edit preferences.

  3. Assign the new Account Owner from the dropdown menu.

    • Only employees (not contractors) with Administrator permissions can be the Account Owner.

      • If you don't see the team member you're looking for, you'll want to edit their Permissions and/or Type within their profile.

  4. Scroll down and click Save preferences.

If the current Account Owner is no longer available and you'd like to change it to someone else, have an Administrator contact us and we'll lend a hand.

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