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Sync your payroll to Xero

  1. Navigate to the Reports tab.
  2. Navigate to the Payroll History tab.
  3. Click on the payroll you would like to sync.
  4. Click Sync at the top of the payroll detail page.
    • Note: If you have autosync enabled the data will automatically push over when you process payroll.
  5. A timestamp will populate confirming the data was pushed over to Xero.
  6. Sign in to your Xero account.
  7. The Bill will post to Accounts > Purchases.
    • If you chose to manually approve: Bills will sync over as “Awaiting Approval.”
    • If you chose to automatically approve: Bills will sync over as “Awaiting Payment.”

Syncing FAQs

Q: What does the timestamp indicate?

A: The exact time Gusto successfully synced a payroll into the accounting software.

Q: Is there a way to retroactively sync all payrolls once I enable auto-sync?

A: Auto-sync will only work for the payrolls moving forward from the time it is set up. Any payrolls run before auto-sync was enabled will need to be manually synced.

Q: Can I re-sync an entry that has already been reconciled?

A: You will need to un-reconcile an entry in Xero before you can re-sync it. If you re-sync a payroll prior to un-reconciling, a duplicate Bill will come over.