Qualitative Associate

at all Gusto/Ardius Locations, including Remote

About Gusto
Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

About Ardius
Ardius, a Gusto company, is a technology-forward organization that combines intelligent automation with Big 4 accounting expertise to maximize businesses’ Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. Our mission is to democratize tax incentives that reward innovation, giving all companies a bigger opportunity to grow and re-invest in themselves. By building an AI-powered platform that optimizes and simplifies the R&D tax credit process, we save companies valuable time and resources. We are a diverse group of individuals that strives for excellence with every client.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:
  • Work within the Qualitative Team to conduct research and development tax credit consulting services, including participating in client interviews and discussions, performing basic tax technical research, and developing business and industry expertise.
  • Actively participate in credit discussions and client meetings interviewing individuals at various levels of an organization to identify R&D qualified activities and expenses.
  • Draft and compile written documentation to support the R&D tax credit, with a strong sense of attention to detail based on the regulations from the IRS, research credit case law, and utilizing R&D databases.
  • Assist in implementing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Assist in identifying and addressing client needs.

Here’s what we’re looking for:
  • Excellent written communication skills reflected in writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to deliver clear, concise documentation with an unparalleled attention to detail.
  • Internet and database research skills to understand clients’ products and activities.
  • Well organized note taking skills to capture accurate information during meetings and provide appropriate documentation to internal and external
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office or Google applications including Word, Excel, Google Doc and Google spreadsheet.
  • Strong oral communication skills to conduct well organized client interviews and communicate effectively with members across the organization
  • Solid organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Fast and enthusiastic learner with a desire to increase knowledge and understanding of the R&D tax credit industry and Ardius services.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Fast and enthusiastic learner with a desire to increase knowledge and understanding of the R&D tax credit industry and Ardius services.
  • Professional writing experience geared towards different audiences that may include the following: Legal, grant writing, technical manuals, compliance or procedure manuals, research.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

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