I'm currently working on a user menu for a site and I'm worried that the term Account could be confusing because of the nature of the relationship. Just like with a bank one user may have multiple accounts and each account can have various settings.
For example, John Doe in the below mockup is the user on the site, but he may have access to multiple accounts, each account for a different company or a different branch of the company. Internally those are referred to as accounts but I believe that users on the site, would refer to their account as the account to login to the website, so I'm suggesting we go with the terms User and Company.
The two settings pages would have different options, for example:
- change email address
- change password
I've also looked at places like Bank of America's site as an example. They don't seem to have a problem referring to the Bank/Credit Card accounts as accounts while also saying Account Settings in reference to the user's settings.