Xero Payroll

Sync payroll payments directly from Xero or download a file

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Written by Andrew Cookson
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You can either sync Xero payroll pay runs straight into or import a file from Xero.

1. Adding Employee bank details

You only have to do this once. To add employee bank details you have to:

  1. Go to Payroll > Employees and select the employee

  2. Now in the employee navigation bar select Pay and select Electronic Transfer

  3. In the bank detail inputs add the bank details of the employee and save

2. Add a Dummy SUN number

You only have to do this once. Without this Xero wouldn't allow you to export the payroll file.

  1. In the top menu bar go to Payroll > Payroll Overview

  2. Select the button edit payroll accounts

  3. Scroll down on this page to the section Payroll Payments & Tracking.

  4. Enter 123456 into BACS Service User Number

Option 1: Sync Xero payroll from inside Telleroo (recommended)

  1. Turn on Xero payroll sync at the accounts panel in Telleroo

  2. Post your payroll in Xero (if you posted before turning on Xero payroll sync, you just need to revert and post again for us to pick up the pay run)

  3. Click Sync Xero Payroll and we will retrieve any posted payroll pay run in Xero.

Option 2: Download Xero Payroll file to import into Telleroo


In Xero within the payroll run, under Options, you can "Download Bank Payment File".

You need to ensure all your employees are set up under Electronic Transfer and have their bank details populated.

Then you can select the Faster Payments File option.

This produces a .txt file which you can download directly into our file uploader. Find out more about that here.

You then just need to follow the usual approval process within Telleroo to finalise the payroll.

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