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Equity Administration Manager



United States
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

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The Team

Primarily responsible for managing and implementation of the Company’s employee stock plan and the maintenance of the related records.

The Opportunity

  • Accurately and timely handle the day-to-day administration of the company’s equity plans globally

  • Maintain company capitalization table including regular inputting of new grants, share issuances, and complex vesting schedules

  • Manage all participant equity plan transactions (grants, exercises, etc.) and ensure that they are correctly processed in a timely manner

  • Communicate with equity plan participants regarding the equity programs, resolving questions, issues, and concerns related to vesting, transactions, enrollment, and other general inquiries

  • Manage option exercises, pending new hires, and other grant lists and reconcile transactions, termination dates, tax withholding, and reporting, and other items as required

  • Provide day to day support to the Corporate Governance, HR, Payroll and Finance teams with respect to equity compensation reporting and data

  • Work with internal and external auditors and finance team for quarterly reviews, year-end audits and regulatory audits of procedures and controls as needed

  • Manage secondary market transactions including management of highly detail intensive step-by-step closing process

  • Provide assistance to the Corporate Governance team in facilitating and preparing documents related to stock transfers

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Skills you should HODL

  • B.A. or similar degree

  • 6+ years of related experience as stock plan administrator in startup or corporate practice

  • International public company company experience

  • Significant experience with equity software such as Equity Edge, Carta, Fidelity, Shareworks or Solium

  • Strong technical skills especially MS Excel or other spreadsheet programs

  • Commitment to process, tracking and reporting, and responsiveness

Nice to Haves

  • Certified Equity Professionals (CEP) designation preferred

  • Paralegal / Fintech / Startup experience

  • Both pre-IPO and post-IPO experience (or similar public offering)

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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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