How to add an accountant to your Gusto account

The primary admin on the account is the only person who can add, remove, or edit the permissions of the other admins.

  1. Sign in to Gusto as the Primary administrator.
  2. Head to the Settings section.
  3. Click the Permissions tab.
  4. Click Add or edit admins in the “Gusto Admins” card.
  5. Scroll below the current admins and click Add new admin.
  6. Select the person’s employment status, enter their name, and indicate whether you’d like to give them full access or select permissions individually.
  7. Note: An admin’s permissions dictate what they are able to see and do in Gusto and which emails they receive.
  8. Click Add Admin.


Your new admin will receive an email welcoming them to onboard. If they don’t get the email, check the spam folder and/or that the email address is the account is correct and accessible.

Reference: Gusto Help Center