Creating billing groups - AWS Billing Conductor

Creating billing groups

You can use AWS Billing Conductor to create billing groups to organize your accounts. By default, payer accounts in with admin permissions can create billing groups. Each billing group is mutually exclusive. This means that an account can only belong to one billing group in a given billing period. Although you can see the billing group segmentation immediately, it takes up to 24 hours after creating a billing group to see the group’s custom rates reflected.


Moving accounts across billing groups in the middle of the month will initiate the recomputation of both billing groups back to the start of the billing period. Moving accounts mid-month doesn't affect previous billing periods.

Use the following steps to create a billing group.

To create a billing group
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open AWS Billing Conductor at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Billing groups.

  3. Choose Create billing group.

  4. For Billing group details, enter the name of the billing group. For naming restrictions, see Quotas and restrictions.

  5. (Optional) For Description, enter a description for the billing group.

  6. For Pricing plan, choose a pricing plan to associate with the billing group. To create a pricing plan, see Creating pricing plans.

  7. Under Accounts, choose one or more accounts to add to the billing group or choose Import organizational unit to automatically select the accounts that are within an organizational unit. For a policy example to grant access to the import OU feature, see Granting AWS Billing Conductor access to the import organizational unit (OU) feature.

    You can use the table filter to sort by account names, account IDs, or the root email address that's associated with an account.

  8. For Primary account selection, choose one account to be the primary account for a billing group.

    The primary account inherits the ability to see pro forma cost and usage across the billing group, and can generate a pro forma Cost and Usage Reports (AWS CUR) for the billing group.


    You must select your primary account in step 7. You can't change your primary account after the billing group is created. To assign a new primary account, delete the billing group and regroup your accounts. While a payer account can be included within a billing group, a payer account can't be assigned the role of the primary account.

  9. Choose Create billing group.

Billing group table

After you create a billing group, you can view the details of the billing group in a filterable table. You can filter using the following dimensions:

  • Billing group name

  • Primary account name

  • Primary account ID

  • Number of accounts

  • Pricing plan name

To view the details for each billing group, choose the billing group name in the table.