Connect ADP RUN and map your accounts

If you use ADP RUN for payroll, connect it to Xero. Then map your payroll accounts in Xero to your general ledger accounts in ADP RUN.

Connect ADP RUN to Xero

Log in to ADP RUN:

  1. In the Company tab, click Features Overview.
  2. Select the General Ledger and General Ledger for XERO checkboxes.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Go back to the Payroll Home tab, and click Sign up for Xero or Connect to Xero.

Log in to your Xero account:

  1. Select the organization you want to sync to ADP RUN, then Allow access.

Map your accounts

In Xero:

  1. In the Settings menu, click General Settings.
  2. Under Reports, click Chart of Accounts.
  3. Find and note down all payroll accounts.

    You can sort your accounts by code, name, type, or tax rate.


  1. Click the General Ledger tab, then click Company Mapping.

    Consider which account to map for your net pay. Use the clearing (liabilities) account for company summary level details or the checking account for check level details.

  1. Enter the payroll accounts so they exactly match the account numbers in Xero:
    • The Code in Xero is called Account Number in ADP RUN.
    • The Name in Xero is called Account Name in ADP RUN.
  2. Click Save.