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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.

Our ideal candidate is goal-oriented and has a deep knowledge of customer service best practices. If you have exceptional organizational skills and draw energy from being part of a team, we would like to meet you.

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:

  • Empower a team of R&D tax managers and/or individual contributors 
  • Lead strategic direction of an R&D tax team by leveraging your extensive knowledge of the industry, and implementing systems to ensure operational excellence and in turn exceptional customer outcomes.
  • Develop and sustain excellent client relationships during delivery of R&D tax credit services
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and instincts with respect to evaluating complex scenarios
  • Engage in an active role in new business development, including add-on business, and partnering with cross-functional teams
  • Understand customers’ industry and business to identify key performance drivers, business trends, and industry developments as it relates to R&D
  • Develop and sustain excellent client relationships during delivery of R&D tax credit services
  • Draft opinion letters, responses to IRS inquiries, IRS ruling requests and writing other technical memoranda

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 2-3+ years experience leading teams and/or leading managers in R&D tax, tax, or related industry
  • 5+ years recent experience conducting and managing R&D tax credit consulting projects in a large accounting firm, corporation or law firm
  • Technical skills and experience with research and development deduction and credit Internal Revenue Code sections (including, but not limited to, sections 174 & 41), corresponding regulations and relevant judicial and administrative authority
  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong judgment, problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Experience managing multiple client engagements and client service teams
  • Communicate effectively about the final result of the R&D tax credit and tax impact accordingly and discuss the potential tax impact by specific items/situations. 

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $131,000 - $162,000 in Denver & most remote locations, and $154,000 - $172,000 for San Francisco. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

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 with us.

Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@gusto.com.

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