[NEW] Introducing the Admin role: Greater account permissions for easy collaboration

Admins have similar account permissions to the Wave account holder, so you can add trusted individuals to help you manage your business. This role is ideal for your business partner, family member, trusted accountant, or anyone you trust who works with your Wave account on a regular basis.

How to add an Admin:

  1. Click Settings > User Management.
  2. Select Admin.
  3. Add the new user’s name, email, and job title.
  4. The user will receive an email inviting them to Wave. Once they accept, they will be added to your business as an Admin.

What can Admins access?

Admins have access to the majority of your business information in Wave. Admins cannot modify the Wave account owner’s access.

Admins have full access to all of the following pages:

  • The Sales and Purchases tabs. Admins can send invoices from the account holder’s email address and set up and manage payments, including Wave Checkout.
  • Accounting
  • Payroll. Admins can set up and manage payroll, add or modify employees, and run payroll.
  • Reports
  • Third party integrations
  • User Management
  • Data Export
  • Banking. Admins can add, manage, and delete connected bank and credit card accounts.
  • The Sales and Purchases tabs. Admins can send invoices from the account holder’s email address and set up and manage payments, including Wave Checkout.
  • Accounting
  • Payroll. Admins can set up and manage payroll, add or modify employees, and run payroll.
  • Reports
  • Third party integrations
  • User Management
  • Data Export

Admins can manage bank accounts for payouts and payroll under Settings, but cannot access the Bank Connections page.

What can’t Admins access?

Admins can’t make changes to essential business settings—only the account owner can do that. Admins cannot:

  • Delete the business.
  • Archive the business.
  • Edit the primary account holder's user profile.
  • Access the bank connections page or view bank account balances on the dashboard.
  • Delete the business.
  • Archive the business.
  • Edit the primary account holder's user profile.

Admins will receive notification emails when certain actions are performed in the business they are Admin for, including adding or removing other users, updating third-party integrations, or updating business details.

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