Understand billing profiles

A billing profile contains a payment method, Bill-to information, and other invoice settings, such as purchase order number and email invoice preference. You use a billing profile to pay for the products that you buy from Microsoft. Billing profiles are automatically created, and each are invoiced separately.


Not all accounts have a billing profile. If you're not sure if you have a one, you can view a list of your billing profiles.

What are billing profile roles?

Roles on billing profiles have permissions to control purchases, and view and manage invoices. Assign these roles to users who track, organize, and pay invoices. For example, members of the procurement team in your organization.

Role Description
Billing profile owner Manage everything for a billing profile
Billing profile contributor Manage everything except permissions in a billing profile
Billing profile reader Read-only view of everything in a billing profile
Invoice manager View and pay bills, and has a read-only view of everything in a billing profile

View my billing profiles


If you follow these steps and the billing profiles list is empty, it means that you don't have a billing profile, and can't use this feature.

  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Bills & payments page.
  2. Select the Billing profile tab, then select a billing profile from the list.

Each billing profile includes the following information:

  • Billing profile name and status – The unique name of the billing profile, and whether the billing profile is active or disabled for purchasing.
  • Invoice settings – Currency based on the country of the billing account, information about invoice frequency and date, the option to receive invoices as email attachments, and an optional PO number field
  • Payment methods – Shows the primary and backup payment method, if any, for the profile
  • Billing account – Name of the billing account the profile is related to. For more information about billing accounts, see Understand billing accounts.
  • Contact information – Billing address and contact name and email address
  • Billing profile roles – A list of people who are assigned one of the billing profile roles to do things for that profile. For example, pay bills, add a PO number, or replace the payment method that is used to make purchases.


You can only assign billing profile roles to users in your organization.

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If you have questions or need help with your Azure charges, create a support request with Azure support.

If you have questions or need help with your billing profile in Microsoft 365 admin center, contact support.

How to pay for your subscription with a billing profile (article)
Understand billing accounts (article)
Manage payment methods (article)