Beautiful accounting meets delightful payroll: ZipBooks + Gusto

Posted 5 years ago in ZipBooks Updates
by Tim Chaves

Chocolate and peanut butter may be good on their own, but they’re irresistible together. Connecting accounting and payroll means dead-simple reconciliation and consolidated journal entries—a delicious combination. 

That’s why we’re making Gusto our preferred partner for small business payroll. We’ve seen a lot of payroll solutions—the good, the bad and the costly—and we’re confident in our choice.

Delightful Payroll

ZipBookers like you are already taking advantage of delightful payroll through Gusto, so we decided to team up! 

Gusto offers full-service payroll, benefits, and HR all in one platform. This easy-to-use, cloud-based software paired with top-rated customer service is a favorite among small business owners—and for good reason. 

Ease of Use

85% of customers say Gusto is easier to use than their previous payroll provider. Employees onboard themselves and have access to a lifetime account.

Tax Compliance

3 out of 4 customers say Gusto makes tax compliance easier. From new hire reporting to year-end W-2s, everything is generated and distributed automatically—and on time!

Increased Productivity

77% of customers say that Gusto takes tedious tasks off their plates. Taxes, payroll, benefits and HR can all be automated—not to mention, Gusto’s small business-friendly price tag. 

Smarter Accounting

ZipBooks is simple, beautiful, and powerful accounting software that gives you the tools and intelligence to take your business to the next level. 

Together with Gusto we’ve built a meaningful integration to make payroll refreshingly easy—and keep your accounting simple.

Synced Time Entries

With a single-click or automated schedule, sync time entries to save even more time prepping payroll. Payment details are seamlessly recorded in your books. 

Automated Accounting

Every time you run payroll, we’ll create the transaction details in ZipBooks. Employee wages, and paid taxes are automatically reflected in your financial reports for smarter business decisions. 

Customized Plans

ZipBookers on all of our plans have access to Gusto! From our Starter plan, get transaction details every time you run payroll. With Smarter or Sophisticated, your entire team can track hours in ZipBooks, seamlessly syncing time entries with Gusto for one-click payroll.

ZipBooks + Gusto

Small business owners deserve the best, at the best price for their budget. 

We invite you to try ZipBooks + Gusto for three months—on us! After that, payroll pricing starts at only $45/month.

Plus, Gusto can help you with a lot more than payroll. When you’re ready, Gusto’s team of licensed advisors can help you get started with health insurance and build a great employee benefits package for your budget and your team.


Both ZipBooks and Gusto want to simplify complicated business tasks and give you more time to do what you love. We won’t stop until we’ve completely modernized accounting and payroll.

Visit our Help Center to learn more about connecting your ZipBooks and Gusto accounts. 

About Tim

Tim is Founder and CEO of ZipBooks. He keeps his desk really nice and neat.

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