Equity Plan Administrator

Sientra Santa Barbara , CA 93101

Posted 11 months ago

The Equity Plan Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day activities in administering our global equity program. This role will be responsible for maintaining all aspects of the equity award system and execution of all equity activities for the company. Attention to detail, ability to work independently, problem solve, and collaborate are necessary. Identify areas of improvement and automation to gain efficiencies and see them through to execution. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer and maintain all equity awards, terminations, exercises, vestings and account information for all global participants in equity software and maintain SOX compliance

  • Maintain the records and understand the complexities of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

  • Understand cross-functional impact and considerations (accounting needs, securities law, tax, payroll, administration) for equity programs

  • Assist efforts to streamline and automate stock administration process

  • Coordinate with payroll to process RSU vestings and tax reporting in a timely manner

  • Assist with providing information for Form 4 reporting and 10b5-1 plans

  • Work with legal counsel to identify reporting requirements for international employees

  • Manage relationships with third party equity software provider, transfer agent and 10b5-1 providers

  • Respond to employee inquiries and coordinate with internal teams to resolve issues

  • Maintain and reconcile the capitalization table monthly and provide timely reporting to finance

  • Maintain supporting documents for internal controls/SOX activities, audits, accounting request, reconciliations and reporting

  • Prepare information for SEC financial reporting disclosures and annual proxy

  • Provide equity data for board approval

  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual activity reconciliations

  • Other duties and projects, as assigned


  • B.A. degree

  • 3+ years of experience with equity administration, CEP certification a plus

  • Extensive knowledge of equity, taxation and compliance concepts

  • Experience with Computershare or other equity management programs, strong Excel skills

  • Knowledge of internal controls; public company SOX environment a plus

  • International equity experience, a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Independent thinking, problem solver, detailed (but sees the big picture), conscientious, diligent, flexible, able to prioritize, reliable, remains calm under tight deadlines

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your resume to careers@sientra.com.

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